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vhfleming92
Hello- New to this forum and area of the country, but have loved fossil hunting since I was a small child.

I've had a bit of a look around online for the nearest fossil hunting areas, but I was hoping someone might be able to give me a bit of advice?

I've heard that Penarth is a good location for fossils, but would anyone happen to know more about this or any other locations nearby?

Thanks in advance 😉
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prep01
Hello and welcome to the forum. The Glamorgan coast has Carboniferous limestone, Triassic and early Jurassic exposures. May I suggest clicking on the 'Guides' tab at the top left of this page and then going to 'Locations' and follow the links for Wales.
Colin Huller
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Cool Running
Hi  And  Welcome  to  the  area  and  this  forum,  i  live  in  Cardiff,  and  can  help you  a  little..

Penarth  is  Very  hit &  miss,  but  always  a  chance of  something  nice... but  rare..!

Lantwit Major.
     Been  there  a  few  time,  stunning  location, but   found  it  very  hard  pickings..

Lavernock,   I would  say  by  far  the  best  Location  in  South  Wales,  to  come home  with  a  few   finds....  Ammonites  are  quite  common,  but  mostly  broken or  worn,  but  do  throw  up  some  beauties,  Verts  and  Bone,    are  found  here  also,  but  quite  rare....!  Im  Happy  to  walk  around  Lavernock,   and  give  a  few  pointers,  always  like  to  see People,  out  in the  fresh  air, picking  up  a  few  bits  and  pieces,   

Like  most  places,  tide  times  are  important,  and  you  can  be  cut  off,  also  erosion  is  constant..  So  Please  be  Careful,   Like Have  been  mentioned,  top left on  page ,  click  on  the  Guides/ Locations advice
Cheers
Bob
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Dirty Pete
Hi,
I bought this book from Cardiff museum many years ago and found it very useful.
I see it's still available....and cheap. You may want to consider it.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/0903222019/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all

Good hunting,
Pete.
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prep01
thanks Pete - ordered!
Colin Huller
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mr ammonites
Brilliant, just ordered my copy 1p! Thank you.
Ammonite!
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prep01
I've been done! I paid 3p + £2.77 p+p!!!!!!
Colin Huller
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Dirty Pete
Total of 4p, that makes my commission 1/10th of a groat....
hope Vhfleming92 gets her order in before they're all gone.
Cheers
Pete
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prep01
LOL, You know what you can do, don't you Pete!
Colin Huller
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Dirty Pete
Yes Colin with £0.004 I could buy 1/500th of a pint of Brains SA in Spoons.

The outcrops around Barry Island are well worth a look, found a nice little Jurassic echinoid and an icthy vert in Watch House bay a few years ago.
Extensive crinoidal Carb limestone and an impressive unconformity too. Even some dinosaur footprints if you know where to look

Just noticed the price is now, £5.15, must be this dynamic pricing lark......don't miss a trick do they......

Cheers
Pete
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prep01
Pete, no, they don't miss a trick! I spent a couple of days down there a good few years ago  with my ate who was doing his BSc in Geology and we spent a few hours at several sites. We saw the dino footprints - and the damage to them. He is now doing his MSc on carboniferous corals.
Happy hunting
Colin Huller
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s.c.
I've really enjoyed reading this thread. I'm off to Lavernock myself soon having been once and really enjoyed it.

As for the books; no dynamic pricing, Just booksellers clearing inventory at low prices (all the cheapest now hoovered up here!). The £5 odd copy was always that price as evidenced by listings on other book websites. But to come to the point, if ever you're trying to track down a cheap copy or a hard to find book try this search website addall.com - it's a book trade go-to 😊

Sam
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Cool Running
yep  great  place,  to  have  a  walk,  and  always  a  chance  finding  something  special, Also  ordered the  Book,  being  delivered on  the  2nd  feb,    Down  Lavernock  Tomorrow  i  hope...!

If  ya  there,   if  you   see   Someone  looking  for  fossils,  come  say  hello..!
Safe  searching,  
Cheers
Bob
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mr ammonites
You got a better price than me Colin I paid £2.80 P+P !
Ammonite!
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Dirty Pete
Stop whinging, I paid £7.95 13 years ago!!
LOL
Pete.
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Dirty Pete
I see all the affordable books are now gone. A shame it wasn't as popular when it first came out, I was told the authors were going to do a part II......but didn't.

Anyway back to the main thread, not far from Cardiff, Ogmore by Sea is a great place geologically. Carboniferous/Triassic unconformity with some wonderful corals, some as pebbles naturally polished by the surf.

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Triassic conglomerate with mermaid, Porthcawl in the distance:

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Southerndown/Dunraven bay is just up the road for the Jurassic:

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Cheers,
Pete
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Cool Running
Great  Read   Great  Book,  given  me   a   few  new  areas  to  search...!   Question   can  anyone  recoomend  a   book,  on   the  Somerset  coastline, Watchet  etc  etc  

i  have  the  Uge guide to  fosil  collecting, in England  Wales..  Just  wanted  one,  like  the  Glamorgan one,  pin  points    walks  and  geology,  easier  to  pin  point  areas

Cheers  safe Hunting
Bob
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Richard
Hi Bob
Geologists Association Guide No 66
The Geology of Watchet and Its Neighbourhood
by Eric Robinson 
Think I got mine online
Cheers, Richard
Richard
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Dirty Pete
You might want to try this. I found it invaluable when I lived in Bristol. 16 excursions including one of coastal exposures near Blue Anchor, Watchet and St Audries.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Geological-Excursions-Bristol-District-R-J-G/dp/0901239224

Even got a picture of my favourite rock on the front.

Cheers
Pete
 
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Cool Running
thx for replys, will look into purchasing them, on fleabay
cheers
bob
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Cool Running
Just  Purchased  the  books,   thanks  for  the  Links..!
Cheers
Bob
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