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judgesteve
Visited Port Mulgrave on the 10th March and found some lovely Ammonites then walked the shoreline to Staithes. Those of you who know the coast will be aware that whilst there are fossils at the Staithes end, it is Port Mulgrave and a few spots in between that are the most productive. Imagine my surprise, with the Cod and Lobster pub in sight at the end of my trip, when I looked down at the smaller of the two pieces just sitting there. After an hour searching the area I found the larger part which is a perfect fit. The pieces are very weathered and I think may have been exposed high up in the upper lias for quite some time. I have been back twice but nothing else has come down yet. The rest may well be up there. There is no pyrite present but it is too advanced a prep job for me so I have taken it to Mike Marshal of Sandsend. I know you can't make a silk purse from a pigs ear but he will no doubt work wonders. It is my best every find and I don't know if I will ever experience the same excitement fossil hunting - Amazing. Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpg, Views: 96, Size: 3.41 MB Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpg, Views: 101, Size: 3.25 MB Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpg, Views: 100, Size: 2.66 MB Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpg, Views: 94, Size: 3.45 MB Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpg, Views: 91, Size: 3.13 MB Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpg, Views: 96, Size: 4.18 MB Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpg, Views: 86, Size: 3.94 MB
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Unregistered
Great find!

I would keep it in two sections as the cross section detail, showing the arrangement of bones and teeth is exquisite. 

regards

Paul


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Crann
Amazing find, go to port a lot, only walked round to Staithes once as like you said not much to be had or so we thought, please post photo's once you have it back from Mike from here, thanks.
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Unregistered
I will post photos of the prep. He is busy so don’t hold your breath. I’m down at Staithes again now as they’ve had huge rain and it’s rolling of the cliffs. I’m Just hoping there’s a bit more to come down. Fun trying (if bit wet). I’ve looked through a huge amount of the falling rock and so far little else, although there is some small bits of very weathered bone. I will post any further finds and thank you for looking. Having never found anything here for several years I’m astounded at the rostrum. Steve
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Crann
Unregistered wrote:
I will post photos of the prep. He is busy so don’t hold your breath. I’m down at Staithes again now as they’ve had huge rain and it’s rolling of the cliffs. I’m Just hoping there’s a bit more to come down. Fun trying (if bit wet). I’ve looked through a huge amount of the falling rock and so far little else, although there is some small bits of very weathered bone. I will post any further finds and thank you for looking. Having never found anything here for several years I’m astounded at the rostrum. Steve


Never know your luck when fossil hunting... one day nothing the next an Ichthyosaur rostrum full of teeth !!!
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Phileas fossilis
I suppose there is a chance it is exposed in one of the lower accessible ledges? Good luck!
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judgesteve
That is exactly what I though.  Borrowed my sons drone and had a good look at the exposed ledges but no luck and now I need to get him a new drone... better fossil hunter than pilot.  There is more coming down all the time so its worth a look if your in Stathies.  The are I found the rostrum is approximately 100 meters before the headland which is still in sight of the pub.
Steve 
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Crann
judgesteve wrote:
That is exactly what I though.  Borrowed my sons drone and had a good look at the exposed ledges but no luck and now I need to get him a new drone... better fossil hunter than pilot.  There is more coming down all the time so its worth a look if your in Stathies.  The are I found the rostrum is approximately 100 meters before the headland which is still in sight of the pub.
Steve 


Poor drone... ha, least you have an Ichthyosaur rostrum !
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s.c.
Congratulations on a fantastic find! I hope your tenacity pays off and you find more of the animal. Sorry about the drone!
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