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    Bowleaze Cove, nr. Weymouth - Warning!

    Post  stevesnowball on Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:04 pm

    Bowleaze Cove and Redcliffe Point are great places for Oxford Clay and Kimmeridge Clay fossils.
    But beware of the current state of the cliff here. At some point, a very large amount of clay will spill onto the beach, where it'll be a fossil collector's paradise but this link gives an insight into the care that needs to be taken at this locality currently.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-21806314




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    Post  ermaster on Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:08 pm

    Shocked dangerous, but please do say when it falls Smile
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    Post  stevesnowball on Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:03 pm

    ermaster wrote: Shocked dangerous, but please do say when it falls Smile

    You'll probably hear it in Gloucestershire when it does! Razz
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    Post  ermaster on Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:59 pm

    stevesnowball wrote: You'll probably hear it in Gloucestershire when it does! Razz

    Ha ha ha maybe that was what the last loud sound was Razz

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    Post  macrocephale on Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:48 pm

    That's exactly where my dissertation was.. I hope I never go back there Razz
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    Post  Chapwi on Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:48 pm

    Look at the size of that beast!!!
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    Post  stevesnowball on Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:11 am

    macrocephale wrote:That's exactly where my dissertation was.. I hope I never go back there Razz

    Now, I hope you weren't in any way responsible? Smile

    I was a student down in Weymouth, living at Ringstead Bay, many years ago. I return every year. hammer

    Seriously though, I went to Bowleaze Cove a couple of years back, just after some wild storms in October. Some very large chunks of Oxford Clay had fallen onto the beach and had been subjected to the evening tide. And next morning..wow! Just so many really good fossils, which you just don't see in situ. Enormous Gryphaea dilatata, wonderful ammonites, brachiopods, etc. all uncrushed and whole.
    When this enormous slice of the Dorset Coastal Path descends onto the foreshore below it'll be a dream. Maybe Craig should hire a mini-bus for the occasion!

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    Post  jenb on Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:06 pm

    Yeah, Craig..... Sort out a mini bus, don't forget to pick me up! lol!
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    Post  Chapwi on Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:22 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    a mini bus it is :-)

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