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cas
Thank you both Sarah and Roy for your advice, I'm off to explore now!
Regards
Cas
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cas
Hi, I'm very new to this, so not entirely sure if I'm going about this in the correct way, I have found this object protruding from the lower end of the clay cliffs at Mappleton/ Cowden, approx four foot up. There is a little bit of a story of how I came to retrieve the object, but just for now I would be very interested to know what it could be.I haven't cleaned it so the description is of how it can be seen now. It is approximately 1.5" in legnth at the longest point and 6" in diameter, and of cylindrical shape. The colour I'd say is taupe(ish) on the outside, inside black mineral appearence. With depisits of clear shiny bits. I'm not sure if my description is anything to go on, I'm not sure on how to upload a picture to accompany this message, so would be grateful of any advice, if indeed I'm permitted to do so. Thank you for reading. Cas
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Hydrangea

Really need a picture to help identify it for you, to do this :-

click 'post reply'

click on 'tree' icon

click 'browse' - this takes you to your computer to choose a picture.

select image required

click 'upload my image'

wait a moment while your picture loads/resizes

click 'OK'

This should do it, I'm not an expert but it works for me.


From your description it sounds like you may have found part of a nodule of some sort. These are sedimentary formations that sometimes contain fossils or minerals.


Regards.

Roy D.
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Hydrangea


Sorry, I forgot to say welcome to the forum and thanks for posting a question


Regards.

Roy D.
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cas
Thank you so much for replying and for the help in uploading, I have however uploaded in the wrong order, I will hopefully rectify this
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Hydrangea


Thanks for the pictures Cas, I forgot to say you can post multiple images by repeating the upload procedure before posting.

I think you may have found a Speeton clay phosphate nodule, these were mined/quarried at Speeton for use as fertilizer and in the process many fossils were found.

Sorry, but I don't think there is a fossil in your nodule, but sometimes shrimp, crabs or ammonites can be found in them, usually exposed on the outside.

A interesting find. Keep looking, there are good fossils to be found at Mappleton if you are lucky.

Hopefully someone will confirm my identification for you.


Regards.


Roy D.
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cas
Hi Hydrangea, thank you for your reply, this was an interesting find and not without drama. I first saw it while out walking during an outing with my work, I decided to return the next day, I was intrigued and determined to have it. As it was protruding from the clay and looked like nothing I'd seen before, I decided to ask the advice at the local coffee shop, given that the surrounding land was used by the mod, the police were then called, who agreed that someone who knows nothing of incendiary devices were correct to be cautious, then promptly pulled it from the clay . I was very appologetic but the officer insisted that we were right in calling the police.we've found numerous pieces of ammonite and belomnites in the past, the children love to search around. Thank you again, I will now look up what you have suggested , my imagination of what it could be was running away with me. Regards Cas
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AAh so that's why they were 2 police cars and the helicopter out at Mappleton the other week ƒ°…¸‹Å“¢â‚¬Å¡ƒ°…¸‹Å“¢â‚¬Å¡ I was also there that day with my little granddaughter . Like Roy has said you find a lot of these along Mappleton but do give Speeton a go that's were I found my partial Speeton shrimp ƒ°…¸‹Å“¢â€š¬

Regards

Sarah
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cas
Hi Sarah, thankfully that wasn't us, our incident was very much less dramatic. We've been to speeton and do plan to visit again.We are however only familiar with accessing the beach via the village, which entails a long, albeit a very nice walk, with sometimes a dodgy descent, this is all very well for me but I would have young children with me, very often not just my own, I would also like to take young people from my work, without facing the sack upon my return. Soooo with all this in mind are you able to recommend another much safer access to speeton please? Regards, Carol
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Hydrangea


Hi Cas,

have a look at the 'locations' section of this site - top left of the page. This may have some useful information for you.

You can park at the road end near Reighton sands caravan park. There is an old much slumped roadway down to the beach here, but the bottom has washed away and can be tricky to access the beach.

A safer access is via the caravan site road to the beach - it's a bit of a walk from the car park , but it takes you right down to the beach. Walk south through the caravan site and you will find it (about half a mile?).  Have a look on satellite images, I find this useful. The Speeton clay is to the south.

Hope this helps.

Regards.

Roy D.
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