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Thx All  for your expert replys,  so enjoyable to get fresh air and find something older than yourself :)

Thx
Bob
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Cool Running
Hi All
First trip out along beach, walked along Penarth Beach, Took a Brick Hammer with me, found a few flattened Ammo rites. Then managed to open a rock to find this.

Any Ideas please  ?  also rough estimate of how old it is  ?  Also looks like i can remove more substrate to open the fossil more, Quite chuffed with this find.....

Thanks 
Bob

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Thx
Bob

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Welsh Wizard
Hi Bob

It's probably lower Jurassic (Hettangian) but could be late triassic (Rhaetian).

Whereabouts did you find it as it looks like mudstone from Lavernock which is early Jurassic?

Cheers

Nick
"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, then you're probably right".......Henry Ford
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Welsh Wizard wrote:
Hi Bob

It's probably lower Jurassic (Hettangian) but could be late triassic (Rhaetian).

Whereabouts did you find it as it looks like mudstone from Lavernock which is early Jurassic?

Cheers

Nick

Parked on Cardiff Barrage found it after, the concrete bays end, where u can start seeing penarth pier if your walking tight to the cliffs..!

Can you confirm its a fern, do u think its worth using engraving pen to remove more substrate ?

would u be chuffed with this find is it rare from penarth.

Thx for reply :)
Bob
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Welsh Wizard
Hi Bob

Definitely a fern and it'll be lower Jurassic. I'm always pleased if I find any plant stuff as it's not that common from that area.

You could glue it back together and try and prepare it with an engraver or just see what else is under the rock. They are pretty delicate as they are just thin carbon layers.

Nick
"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, then you're probably right".......Henry Ford
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Cool Running
Thx you again for reply, walked along penarth quite a few times over the years, me thinks it's time to try somewhere else, love to find a vert , was thinking Aust over the old Severn bridge... But boat fishing my main hobby..

Amazes me that finding objects so so old from local areas... The fern 100+ millions years old... Nearly as old as my mrs :)

Thanks again
Bob....
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I'd have said cycad rather than fern, personally - something like Otozamites, perhaps...

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