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ferretfarts

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Hi There,

My son has recently got into collecting fossils and found this at Dunraven Bay in Bridgend (amongst the zillions of DTs) at the weekend. As complete novices we can't work out what this might be. Have had a look through some common finds but can't see anything like this.

The photos probably aren't the best, I gave it a dunk in water to try and highlight it better.

Any thoughts, suggestions etc welcome and appreciated.

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ferretfarts

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Another find from the same day. Again, unsure what it might be.

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Also an assortment of other finds from the same day - mainly Gryphaea.

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Dirty Pete

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Hi,

The first rock looks like a typical bit of blue/grey limestone from the area with red/brown iron stained/altered sections related to fracture patterns. I don't see a fossil....

The rest look like sections through various broken shells and maybe fossilised wood.

Cheers

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ferretfarts

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Thank you for the reply dirtypete.

Looking/holding now, the orangy brown bit does feel a bit hard and stoney!

At least the other bit does contain fossils.

Many thanks.
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Some nice geology at Ogmore by Sea just along the coast from Dunraven in case you haven't been there already. Some impressive Carboniferous corals and unconformity.

http://www.swga.org.uk/pdf/ogmore.pdf


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ferretfarts

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Thank you for the information.

We haven't been there. Only been to Dunraven and Penarth (where we found a few rocks containing ammonites and ammonite impressions).

He is quite keen to go out again so I will report back if we find anything.

Thanks again 😉
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