GuidesMagazineShopBuy FossilsJoin Hunts
ThomasM
Hi mudbug, what were the conditions like, I'm thinking of going down there in a couple days, any new slips, good finds available...?

Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
Quote 0 0



Has anyone been to Folkestone lately...? And is there much in the way of fresh slippages...?
 

I went a couple of months ago, and managed to pick up a few nice crabby morsels. This one's the best of the bunch (just shy of 3cm long):

 

[attach:fileid=http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww16/Trancepostmortem/Fossil%20Perverts%20Images/Gault%20Fossils/DSCI2997.jpg]

 

 

Cheers!

 

Gethin
Quote 0 0
ThomasM
I went in October and found two lobsters on the same trip, so it was very productive back then, I have not been recently though so I am not sure what it is like now.
Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
Quote 0 0



Just searched the forum and found one of your lobsters... Very nice, Thomas! Thumbs Up

I'm still waiting to find my first there, though so long as i find crabs everytime - which I do - I can wait a bit longer, I suppose...
 

Gethin
Quote 0 0
ikkes
before opening yet another topic...
 

 

folkestone looking in the gault, is that possible independent on the tides?

I mean can you look in the landslide at high tide??

 

looking on the beach level, copt point.

Offcourse you need to check it out at low tide, but is there a big difference in finds when it is 1.3m low tide or -0.2m. 

 

try to figure out the best weekend to go have a look in folkestone again

Don't have to much time to go fossilhunting, when I do go, I like to make sure that I don't go when the best spots for finding fossils are covered by a big puddle of slightly salted water
Quote 0 0



Ikkes... Yes, you can! I do that quite often, where I make my way out before high tide and then come back after. There's plenty enough to explore while you wait, and you get first chance on freshly washed-out stuff as the tide recedes from the base of the cliffs/slippages. So long as you've food and drink with you it's no problem.
 

 
Quote 0 0
mudbug2
Hi Gethin
 

Went to Fokestone as a last thought,  in January 2010 due to Family problems, back in Kent, some nice sharks teeth, usual suspects in small lovely ammonites, but nothing to write home about though. Lyme Regis, is my new stamping ground,. and there are some finds coming through now...

 

Nice picture of the crustacean Notopocorystes Stokesii .

 

Regards to all who share the passion Mudbug...
S.H.T-N
Quote 0 0
Naze Dave
Nice clear example Gethin.
Thanks
Dave
Still Life
Quote 0 0
pete g
Hi Gents.
I managed to get a quick trip down to Folkestone on Friday, conditions are good with many fresh slips still being washed over. East of copt point has many fresh slips and many shingle pockets amongst the boulders to search through.

I didn,t get round to Eastwear bay so not sure if the overlying sands are clear exposing the insitu beds.

Finds for the day included the usuall, solitary corals, a couple of crab carapaces, including the rarer Necrocarcinus. Also 1 nice shark tooth, complete with cusps which is uncommon for the gault. and a couple of the small ammonites, euhoplites sp.

I will try some pics but ever since i got my new camera last xmas, i can,t seem to post pics on this forum, it just comes up with the message this file already exsists????, which is bafferling me, any ideas at all would be appreciated.

Regards Pete
If you believe in reincarnation, you may be collecting yourself?.
Quote 0 0
Naze Dave
Hi Pete, 
Interested to see that tooth.....Have you tried renaming your files before uploading them? the forum doesnt allow 2 pictures with the same name to be uploaded.
Thanks
Dave
Still Life
Quote 0 0



Afternoon all!
 

Thanks guys! Big smile

 

Went down to Folkestone yesterday morning, and like Pete says, there's quite a lot of recent slips... Didn't find very much at Copt Point, but the (quite considerable) recent slips between the sewage outlet and heading west to the harbour were very productive. The higher up the cliffs, the better the finds, but it was quite tricky at times as the gault was quite steep, dry, and crumbly in most places. I was only there a few hours, and so didn't have time to search the first half of the cliffs by the end of the seawall. Should be some nice stuff up there, methinks... Nudge, nudge, wink, wink! Wink

 

 

Pete... Must catch up down there sometime soon, eh? Should have done so ages ago... Look forward to those pics too... And I'm with Dave on this one - I also thought renaming them would help, for the same reasons.

 

Mudbug... Glad to hear you're enjoying Lyme. Keep meaning to get down there more myself. Look forward to your latest finds too...

 

Cheers

 

Gethin

 

 
Quote 0 0
Here's a couple of the easier-to-clean and quicker-to-preserve finds from yesterday morning's misadventures in the Land of Gault...
 

A fairly (atypically) well-preserved pyretic Calliostoma (?) species. Measures a modest 1.5cm tall:

 

 SDC11899.jpg 

 

And of course, no trip to Folkestone is complete without the obligatory crab carapace. Measures 3.2cm long:

 

SDC11880-94size.jpg 


Quote 0 0
ThomasM
Nice crab, well done, looks like Notopocorystes broderipii.
Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
Quote 0 0



Thanks Thomas! Big smile
 

I'm just wondering about the spelling though (not yours specifically - just generally), as I've heard them variously described as N. Broderipii, N. Broderuppi, and N. all sorts of other spelling variants under the sun-ii.

 

What's the common spelling consensus on here, folks...?
Quote 0 0
mudbug2
Gethin
 

I thought it was Notopocorystes Broderippi Mantel, 1844...

 

Regards to all who share the passion Mudbug..
S.H.T-N
Quote 0 0
ThomasM
http://www.gaultammonite.com and Fossils of the Gault Clay both have it listed as N. broderipii ,so I presume that is the correct spelling. The others could be disused variants.
Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
Quote 0 0



Ah OK! Thanks for your input, guys... Thumbs Up
Quote 0 0
ThomasM
I went to Folkestone yesterday. Collecting conditions on the whole were not very good, no fresh slips at Copt Point and it seemed rather picked over. I did have a couple good finds from the Gault, including an echinoid and small nautilus. I will post pictures once the finds are cleaned up and soaked.
Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
Quote 0 0
ThomasM
Here are Saturday's finds.





Nautilus - Eutrephoceras clementinum with some original shell.

ZZZZ.JPG 

42.JPG 

Echinoid plates.

V.JPG 

Partial echinoid - Hemiaster cossignyi

W.JPG 

Euhoplites truncatus, Anahoplites planus, Hamites sections and a gastropod.

X.JPG 





Close up of the Euhoplites truncatus - the body chamber is preserved in phosphate while the rest is pyrite.

Y.JPG 


Thanks




Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
Quote 0 0
mudbug2
Thomas
 Nice clear pictures, wouldnt argue with the IDs, thanks for sharing, always nice to see some of my collections, being discovered by other friends....

Regards to all who share the passion Mudbug... 
S.H.T-N
Quote 0 0
ThomasM
Thanks mudbug, I got lucky this time, the echinoid block had already been smashed up by another collector who didn't know what he/she was looking for, I just had to gather the pieces together, and a second collector practically walked over the nautilus. There were several people hunting and I wasn't expecting to find much, so I was quite surprised.
Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
Quote 0 0
Phileas fossilis
Lovely nautiloid. I always only find the small broken ones.

Quote 0 0
ThomasM
Thanks Phileas, good to have another Gault collector on the forum. The nautilus is a small one (15mm) but very well preserved.
Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
Quote 0 0
ThomasM
Evening all, today I went collecting to Folkestone. Conditions were excellent, plenty of fresh slips easy to collect from. I found two crabs, two corals, a rather rare brachiopod, various bivalves, lots of ammonites including a few up to 5cm across, a Gyrodes gastropod with shell, and a shark's tooth and fish vertebrae. I will upload pictures of the finds soon once they are out of soak.
Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
Quote 0 0
mudbug2
 Hi Thomas
Thanks for the update will be in Kent, ie Thanet, from the 25 th July for 4 days, I would like to make a stop at Folkestone, on the way out if tides are permitting does anyone know is Were Bay showing? ie washed off all the sand?

 

Regards to all who share the passion Mudbug...
S.H.T-N
Quote 0 0
ThomasM
Sorry, Mudbug but I'm not sure, I didn't make it down to East Wear Bay and most of my collecting was concentrated on the cliffs and beach around the Copt Point area.

Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
Quote 0 0
mudbug2
Hi Thomas
   Thanks for your reply, will be going late in next week afternoons! Wish me luck...

Regards to all who share the passion Mudbug..
S.H.T-N
Quote 0 0
ThomasM
Good luck mudbug, keep us updated on what you find...

Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
Quote 0 0
Write a reply...


Discussions on fossils, fossil hunting, rocks, locations, and identifying your finds.
(C)opyright 2019 - UKGE Ltd and UK Fossils - Contact us