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Apologies if these are not classed as recent but they are unreported on here and this old rock hound has finally got the bug enough to dig them from the vaults.

Saltwick Bay ~4 years ago
It took me about a year to clear most of the matrix off with a small electrical screwdriver. If only I had known about prepping tools then. 

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Between Flamboro Head and Hornsea ~3 years ago.
I am not sure exactly which beach but I do recall it was torrential rain and the car park was in a small wood. A small steep slope led to the beach that was covered by mud rushing down from the trees. At the bottom of the slope the chalk cliffs were on the left hand side with plenty of chalk nodules on the beach. On the right seemed more rock than chalk. These were lying at the bottom of these cliffs. (I know the preppers are going to go nuts but the big one used to be a paperweight on my desk at work and everyone would pick it up and bits would flake off. I had some aerosol yacht varnish which i sprayed it with and since then it has not flaked. Sorry [frown] )

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A bivalve which I think is from Saltwick Bay 2 years ago but couldn't guarantee it.

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Some wood? again from Saltwick Bay a couple of years ago.

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A breccia and unknown from a unknown location on the Yorkshire coast last year.


Finally 2 pieces of coral found on the same day as those above

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That's it I am up to date now...on to the next hunt!!!

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The first ammonite looks like Hildoceras, a Jurassic ammonite. I know what you mean about scraping with a needle point! I have a small electrical gizmo now (the name of which totally escapes me, a senior moment) but it's still slow work. Air abrasion is the way to go, but that ain't cheap [frown]

The paperweight looks like a good example of something called cone-in-cone structure. They can form during the post-depositional hardening process ("diagenesis") of muds and other sediments.

The bivalve is, I think, Nuculana sp.

Your first breccia isn't, it's a limestone (or maybe a mudstone/siltstone), probably shelly. But the second "unknown" might be a breccia. I did even wonder if those black bits were bits of bone! For the record a breccia is any rock that consists of angular fragments in a fine grained matrix. If the fragments, aka clasts, are rounded then the rock is called a conglomerate.
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Oh boy another Breccia {Lesson learned}
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