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nomadiclifeguide
 Can anyone else help break the piece of flint cycle here? I want to look at something interesting. Shorly someone has found something interesting lately?

Found this in Watchet. 

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Dirty Pete
And don't call me Shirley......
Here's something else interesting from Somerset and it's not flint.......but what is it.?.......took me a while to figure it out......2cm long.
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nomadiclifeguide
Looks a bit like a trilobite but it can't be that. What is it?
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nomadiclifeguide
It looks familiar somehow... 
Where in Somerset? 
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Elbert
Hello, fossil isopod?

greets, Bert
the search is as valuable as the finds...
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Dirty Pete
Radstock area Nomad and no Bert.
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Gary W
Is it a harvestman spider.
Gary
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Dirty Pete
Yep you got it..........here's some bedtime reading if anyone's interested...

https://www.academia.edu/320355/The_phylogenetic_position_of_the_extinct_arachnid_order_Phalangiotarbida_Haase_1890_with_reference_to_the_fauna_from_the_Writhlington_Geological_Nature_Reserve_

Pete
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nomadiclifeguide
Very nice. Rare I imagine as i didn't even know about them!

What do you think of the verts?
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Dirty Pete

Glad you found my 300 million year old spider preserved in mudstone interesting and if some lunatic on ebay wants $1500 for a badly smudged version they must be rare. 

Verts are stunning, but you don't need me to tell you that.

Pete.
 
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Matthew Myerscough
Interesting stuff, didn't know about the spider.

Verts are incredible! Hope to someday find something like that. Thanks for sharing!

Matthew 
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Elbert
Hello, not a nice thing to pull off the legs of it first...😈

greets, Bert
the search is as valuable as the finds...
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nomadiclifeguide
Just shows doesn't it. I wouldn't have realised what that was if I found it,  let alone it's value. Amazing find, I want one! 
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Gary W
I was fortunate to participate in the rescue dig at Writhlington (Radstock) back in the 1980s when the old coal tip was being reworked as the price of coal went up.  On the days I attended several insects were found and a couple of spiders of different species.  These were handed in to Dr Ed for research but we were allowed to keep all the fossil plants we wanted.  I built up a spectacular collection of coal plants.
Gary
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nomadiclifeguide
I would like to see those Gary, any chance you would post pictures? 
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Gary W
The insects and spiders were handed over to Dr Ed for his research I dont have any pictures.
Gary
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nomadiclifeguide
Yes, the plants I meant Gary.
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