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ChrisJH

spider wrote:
Your lucky to have your early finds, I smashed lots of mine up trying to pop them open lol.


they got put in the loft at my Mother's home packed in foam within seed trays sometime before I went to Uni in 1989....then, after I had moved to Co Durham in the late 90's they re-emerged and came with me..

it's been quite fun re-discovering them......makes me want to go down to Folkestone Warren again though.

Next time I have to run to Kent I'll spend a day looking in the Gault

Chris
A Waster, A Cad and A Complete Bounder....in short an absolute Shower.
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ChrisJH
Help...

been trolling through my old Folkestone fossils, slowly identifying them and re-found this....Ok admittedly not the best fossil in the world but it has me puzzled a bit.

Phylloceras_small.jpg 

Larger scale image at http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac21/Wodenborn/Folkestone%20Fossils/PICT0012.jpg

Taken straight from the Gault Clay at Folkestone 20 years ago.....I was wondering ...Is this one of the rare Phylloceras sp...??

anyone help ???

cheers

Chris



A Waster, A Cad and A Complete Bounder....in short an absolute Shower.
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ThomasM
Beudanticeras newtoni if the venter is curved.
Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
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spider
Chris, Easy mistake to make going of proportions alone. Nice findThumbs Up
Have a nice day :0)
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ChrisJH
Thanks Thomas...I knew someone would ID it for me...

cheers

Chris


A Waster, A Cad and A Complete Bounder....in short an absolute Shower.
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ChrisJH

spider wrote:
Chris, Easy mistake to make going of proportions alone. Nice findThumbs Up


yeah...this one was easier, same time and close by - shame it came out of the clay already in a number of pieces...must replace the old glue (evo stick I think )...didn't know any better then.

[attach:fileid=uploads/1579/Beudanticeras_newtoni_small.jpg]

or isn't this a Beaudoceras too ?? ....I'm better at my Carboniferous plant.

Chris


A Waster, A Cad and A Complete Bounder....in short an absolute Shower.
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ThomasM
That's one too Chris. It's quite hard to id down to species with these, for example B. beudanti looks very similar. I'm not sure which it is looking at your photos. I think it's best to leave it as B. sp. for now.
Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
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spider
Evostick, You may be able to remove the excess with a small rotary tool like a dremel or something. Your lucky to have your early finds, I smashed lots of mine up trying to pop them open lol.

Have a nice day :0)
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