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    Posted: 16 Apr 2011 at 9:08pm
Popped over to Balcombe pit last week, and found these:
a tiny gastropod about 10mm long.


a partial Scaphites


a Holaster sp.


an Anisoceras plicatile, which was too fragile, and on too large a rock for me to bring back (I'll have to go back for it)


and finally a largish ammonite about 100mm diameter
Mantelliceras ? Calycoceras ??

any help with ID's much appreciated.
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Really  nice  finds  there

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Nicely done, Quagga! That last ammo is exquisite... Thumbs Up
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Wow, great fossils! I love the heteromorphs, esp the Scaphites - thats one of the ammos on my wish list at the moment!
 
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Originally posted by AMARSH AMARSH wrote:

I love the heteromorphs, esp the Scaphites - thats one of the ammos on my wish list at the moment!
Ahem! Eastbourne... nudge, nudge, wink, wink... Wink ... Shift+R improves the quality of this image. CTRL+F5 reloads the whole page.
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very nice chalk finds there, i live surrounded by chalk but never find much init, well done  
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Haha Gethin! Thanks for the hint! As it happens we're off to Brighton in a couple of weeks and I was hoping to persuade my gf that a trip to Eastbourne would be a great thing to do Wink. Trouble is she's got wise to my ulterior motives now. So which is the best location at Eastbourrne for Heteromorphs? Cow Gap?
 
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Hello, J think: the first is turrilite, scaphite aequalis,holaster subglobusus etc.... and the stage is cenomanien. Sorry for my language Best regards
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Nice finds,especially like the ammos.
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Very nice Quagga.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote quagga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 12:18pm
Thanks folks.
  Herve, I thought the first was a tiny Turrilites initially, but was thrown off by the dextral spiral. The only Turrilites I have found previously have sinistral spirals.  I now see that the family Turrilitidae has both dextral and sinistral forms, so perhaps it is after all. Any idea of species?

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Hello Quagga J dont know the specie of turrilite but you can seeon the book Ammonite cenomanien and turonien by Gerard Thomel 1985. Best regard
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Thanks Herve, will try to find a copy.
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Went back to retrieve the Anisoceras, and did some repair work on it.  Think its turned out ok.

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thats nice work  quagga
happy hunting !!!
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Nicccccccccce finds Smile
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Hi Quagga
Great find!
This is an Anisoceras I found in Eastbourne
 
 
 
 
 
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Marvellous, J have no this specimen, superbe ,best regards
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Nice one beatpete, looks more complete than mine.  I keep meaning to head out to eastbourne / cow gap, but can't seem to find the time despite the surfeit of bank holidays.
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Hi quagga
I was lucky, I split open a rock on the foreshore and there was just a little tip sticking out, took it home out of curiosity, I wasn't really aware it was a heteromorph.
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