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Elbert

Hello Keith, the "lump" is part of the ammonite e.g. a piece of the next worl or an impression of it.

So I would not take it off; it is part of the course ribbing that can be seen on a part of the shell.

Wish I could show a picture of my specimen, but it seems to be impossible for me to upload photo`s on the forum, perhaps I will ask a friend to do it for me.

"The big fall" was at Port Mulgrave, going north, if you go there the scar on the cliff is still visible and if I am not mistaken there is another happening, just a little distance furter north.


greetings, Bert

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Rudston

WP_20150420_013.jpg WP_20150420_009.jpg WP_20150420_018.jpg Hi,
can you please help with this ID.
I found the smaller fragment  in the boulder clay on the east Yorkshire coast, its the black one in the photo.
Because of the fern like suture lines I think its  apart of an ammonite. The fragment has a lip which I thought was just debris. Today I found its big brother and it also has a lip. My fossil book and google do not show ammonites with these  extra bits. Any ideas?
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Elbert

Hello, I think this is a Phylloceras; they have incredible sutures.

Also the outer shell is typicaly fine ribbed.

The ammonite also has a ribbing in the shape of the shell, rather course.

In my collection I have one, almost complete, 19 inch across.

Found it when the big fall happened at PM in the early nineties...


greetings, Bert


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Rudston

Hi Bert,
thanks for the post.
does your fossil have the extra lump at the end as both mine do, not sure if I should knock them off or are they part of the fossil.
Where was the 'big fall'?
 
Regards
Keith
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