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Daxinomega
Good morning, I have these rocks but not sure if I should get to hammering or something different... any thoughts welcome. Click image for larger version - Name: 20191003_103614.jpg, Views: 67, Size: 344.00 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191003_103609.jpg, Views: 68, Size: 362.32 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191003_103607.jpg, Views: 61, Size: 442.76 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191003_103601.jpg, Views: 61, Size: 360.18 KB
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prep01
Please stale where these are from and use a scale in all photos
Colin Huller
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Daxinomega
Hi Colin,

I'll post other images when the rain stops. Rocks are from seatown.

Thanks.
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prep01
LOL! Good to see you waiting for 'overcast natural daylght', (without rain) - I won't hold my breath! Please don't be afraid to post all the angles.
Colin Huller
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Daxinomega
So first rock all round Click image for larger version - Name: 20191004_114115.jpg, Views: 26, Size: 363.85 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191004_114137.jpg, Views: 27, Size: 342.14 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191004_114201.jpg, Views: 29, Size: 418.41 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191004_114148.jpg, Views: 28, Size: 461.34 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191004_114228.jpg, Views: 25, Size: 271.14 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191004_114213.jpg, Views: 27, Size: 278.99 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191004_114246.jpg, Views: 24, Size: 267.18 KB
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Daxinomega
Second Click image for larger version - Name: 20191004_114051.jpg, Views: 22, Size: 232.04 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191004_114021.jpg, Views: 24, Size: 361.67 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191004_114011.jpg, Views: 21, Size: 358.10 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191004_114035.jpg, Views: 22, Size: 244.21 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191004_114029.jpg, Views: 20, Size: 247.26 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191004_114043.jpg, Views: 19, Size: 295.07 KB
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Daxinomega
And third Click image for larger version - Name: 20191004_113845.jpg, Views: 21, Size: 259.86 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191003_103614.jpg, Views: 21, Size: 344.00 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191004_113833.jpg, Views: 21, Size: 390.31 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191004_113901.jpg, Views: 20, Size: 264.57 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191004_113935.jpg, Views: 18, Size: 250.76 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191004_113918.jpg, Views: 19, Size: 252.37 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191004_113814.jpg, Views: 15, Size: 407.51 KB
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Daxinomega
Was starting to rain so needed to act quickly with heavy rocks LOL.
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prep01
LOL! In the very early days I was trying to extract a sea urchin from a boulder of chalk on a platform near the low tide mark using a hammer and chisel - what a mess - I was covered in chalk, seaweed etc!!!!!!!
Anyway,  thanks for the new photos.

Rock1, a nodule (not sure of what which contains several pieces of shells. This has iron staining and looks as if it has been 'reworked' from a slightly earlier seabed. It might be worth giving this a few taps to see if there is anything hiding inside.

Rock2, Apart from the 'bits and bobs' in this nodule the main thing of interest is the 'bullet' shaped, complete (almost) belemnite. Now, the difficulty (for me) id saying which strata (layer) this came from (which would then give me an age for it! It is almost certainly of lower Jurassicage, I think it is of the genusHastites, but someone may correct me on that!.

Rock3 Essenyially as rock1
Colin Huller
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Daxinomega
Thanks so much for the information, I did indeed try to open rock 3 and the first thing that has come out is this Click image for larger version - Name: 20191005_111801.jpg, Views: 36, Size: 214.34 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191005_111823.jpg, Views: 38, Size: 353.86 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191005_111821.jpg, Views: 38, Size: 340.94 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191005_111840.jpg, Views: 36, Size: 201.98 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191005_111834.jpg, Views: 33, Size: 263.13 KB
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estwing
Hildoceras fragment from a block of what they used to call Junction Bed (now Beacon Limestone) at Thorncombe Beacon
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prep01
I agree with estwing - but please check before hitting blocks!
Colin Huller
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Daxinomega
Hi guys, thanks for the feedback. Colin, I'm a little unsure of the "please check before hitting blocks", I found a line on the block that was on a she'll line so decided to have a go there away from the line as to not damage then this popped off, I'm only a beginner so any advice would be appreciated.  But after this did come out I'm afraid to even go near it for the fear something amazing is lurking inside... so yeah, advice is really appreciated LOL.
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prep01
",... I found a line on the block that was on a she'll line..." thats's good! It's all down to experience - if your happy, that;s fine but don't be afraid to ask first.
Colin Huller
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Daxinomega
Not afraid to ask, you guys have the experience so am glad I joined the site, the one thing I'm afraid if is damaging anything that is hiding, so am taking my time and being careful with tools and working away from the area I believe may hold something. Also YouTube, watching a lot and learning as much as I can... it's kind of turned into my wife's new obsession so am learning with someone.  Oh and auto correct changed shell to she'll...
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Daxinomega
I have another question on these, as there could be other things lurking within, how would you advise me to open the rock, I have hammer and chisel, or could use an air pen, would take longer but wouldn't be as much shock through the block... what do you guys think? 
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prep01
If you have the time it is better to use the airpen if you think it is worth it!
Colin Huller
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Elbert
Hello, if you have a nodule and nothing obvious is showing on the outside, make it wet and look again.
If nothing shows, carefully hammer the edge of the nodule and take a chip off. If again nothing reveals itself, turn the nodule over and hit it again on the place where you removed the first chip; keep repeating this untill something interesting shows or you have a heap of chips to small to turn over and hit again.
Take your time and be carefull: gloves and glasses...

greets, Bert
the search is as valuable as the finds...
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