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Jurassic Ben
Could anybody help me identify the bone bed at AUST cliff. I’ve been here a couple of times and still can’t seem to identify any.
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Dirty Pete
A picture is worth a thousand words: 

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The bed is an intermittent 2-4cm thick conglomerate at the base of the Westbury formation (dark grey/black layer in cliff).

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The bed with the red streak on it is a hard siltstone in the Blue Anchor formation and the protruding bed above that is a lens of bone bed at the base of the Westbury.

If you are lucky you may find a freshly fallen block at the base of the cliff otherwise you just have to poke around and hope to find a bit of background scatter. You need a good eye and perseverance. 

Good luck,
Pete


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Jurassic Ben
Thank you Dirty Pete. I’ve seen your posts before about AUST and still can’t find anything, I can in the Dorset area but not here I will keep trying thank you
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P King Chef
P1000311.jpg This is this block in the centre of Dirty Pete's picture when it eventually hit the beach. I'd been keeping my eye on it for nearly eights years I think.

The block landed upside down so you are looking at the mud drape, the top of the bone bed is a dark grey in colour and is usually covered in beef (fibrous calcite). Not a lot came out of this block, a couple of verts and a few teeth it was very cladistic and extremely well cemented.

Pete

At work I have to make a lot of sacrifices.
It's one of the benefits of being a Druid.
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Jurassic Ben
P King Chef wrote:
P1000311.jpg This is this block in the centre of Dirty Pete's picture when it eventually hit the beach. I'd been keeping my eye on it for nearly eights years I think.

The block landed upside down so you are looking at the mud drape, the top of the bone bed is a dark grey in colour and is usually covered in beef (fibrous calcite). Not a lot came out of this block, a couple of verts and a few teeth it was very cladistic and extremely well cemented.

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Jurassic Ben
Thank you P King chef for your knowledge. I will post some photos that I picked up on my last visit but I’m sure it’s not bone bed.
I think I found a vert the other day in Dorset
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Jurassic Ben
This is the vertebrae I found in Dorset last week Click image for larger version - Name: 7C0DEE2A-801F-4888-9FCF-AB47C29FAD10.jpeg, Views: 33, Size: 1.93 MB
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P King Chef
Sweet little ichthy vert.
Pete

At work I have to make a lot of sacrifices.
It's one of the benefits of being a Druid.
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Jurassic Ben
Thank you P King Chef I’ve been looking for years and finally found one
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