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plagistoma
Well done Bow cracking finds,havn't seen a vert that large there before.
I have a plesi vert like that which was in the matrix like yours but just popped out when trying to tidy it up.

Everyone finding verts except me,coming back off the beach we met a bloke who asked if these were fossils and showed us an ammonite outer whorl imprint about half inch to which we said yes but you can get better stuff and he then produced a 1 1/2 inch ichy vert which he had found after taking about twenty steps onto the beach and which we had walked an hour earlier.

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steve

 

 
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plottie111
Cracking find bow and plagistoma!!

I'm so jealous.

Plagistoma is that vert from the triassic section or jurassic?

Thanks

Plottie111

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Cheers
Plottie111
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prep01
Very nice finds - what is the half vert's diameter please - it looks ENORMOUS!!!!!!!!
Colin Huller
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plagistoma
Hi Plottie,that one is Jurassic.
 

steve
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Bow1980


 


Thanks for the replies 

 

Prep01 - Diameter is exactly 8cm 

 

Steve - I was hoping mine would pop out like that but the neural arch shattered into 6 bits, so had to reglue it back onto the other side of the matrix to give it support. Both finds were from under the sea wall at penarth.

 

EDIT: sorry, pic deleted, this is from the BBC terms of use; Intellectual Property.

 You may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use bbc.co.uk content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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plagistoma
Looking at the pics again they are probably from the Rhaetic
 

steve
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plagistoma
Picked up a couple of small Plagistoma from a new fall and a jumble of ichy bones further up the beach but a bit of a disapointment after high tides and stormy weather banked the rocks against the cliff rather than spread them out,managed to dodge the worst of the weather-only getting damp twice!
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steve
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Bow1980
Nice find, I had better luck, found 3 Ichthyosaur verts, 1 Ichthyosaur lower jaw and possibly part of another bigger jaw. Actually had to empty my rucksack and leave some bits behind as the two jaw blocks were too heavy for my feeble body. Also spotted a large tooth in a rock, which I left behind (took a pic on my mobile though)
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Bow1980

Managed to finish off a few bits today.


Ichthyosaur lower jaw

 

Before

 

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After

 

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Ichthyosaur Vert (lower right of pic)

 

Before

 

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After

 

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Another Ichthyosaur vert like above with only side showing when found.

 

 

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Very Water Worn Plesi vert with Neural arch

 

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I think what's left of an Ichthyosaur Humerus

 

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Bow1980

Yesterdays find of an Ichthyosaur lower jaw


 

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Prep didn't go exactly to plan, needs some tidying up

 

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Also found this, ain't got a clue what it is

 

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Bow1980
Also from yesterday
 

 

Initially thought I had found the largest vert ever

 

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large Plesi tooth, tip still covered up (total length about 7cm)

 

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Mini Rainbow

 

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plagistoma
Good jaw ,was that from the fall at Penarth?
 

steve
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Tabfish

Very nice finds and some good prepping as well.


Tabfish
Tabfish at the Waterside
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Bow1980
Steve, the Jaw was found amongst the shingle, about 50 yards from the broken sewer thing heading towards Penarth Edited by Bow1980 2010-04-04 11:19:13
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Tabfish
Hope you are going back soon Bow1980!
Just wondered - what end of the rainbow did you find themWink

 

Tabfish
Tabfish at the Waterside
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Bow1980

Very productive day in the lovely sun yesterday


A few Ichthyosaur verts

 

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Plesi verts

 

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I think this is an Ichthyosaur paddle bone?

 

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ID for this one please, has a distinctive cure at the end

 

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Various bits of bone, possible section of jaw (bottom left?)

 

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Unknown bone, ID appreciated

 

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Shark tooth (not finished)

 

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Lastly, a section of Plesi Bone, any ideas?

 

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plagistoma
Bow is that curved bit a possible snap as it looks something like my skull with a bent rostrum,cod be jaw?
 

steve
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Bow1980
Thanks Steve, it could well be, however its so worn away it's impossible to tell for sure.
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plottie111
Hi Bow,
 

Where did you find your latest jurassic verts? Which part of lavernock were they from?

 

All the best

 

Plottie
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Bow1980
Plottie there is no exact location for the verts. They can be found in all different types of rocks along the coast line between Penarth and Lavernock.
 

My routine is to park at Penarth and then walk along the beach next to the sea wall heading towards lavernock.  When I get to the broken sewer, I turn around and walk back towards the car but this time walking over the pebbles which are closer to the sea.

 

The fossils can be found in most type of rock, so basically any rock could have bone in it. You just need a keen eye. Verts can also be loose in the sand/shingle.

 

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Fossils can be found in the shale at Lavernock point and along the coast towards st marys well bay. However the shale is covered in a liquid mud at present.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Bow1980
Couple of things i've found over the last 3 weeks.
 

 

Ichthyosaur Tooth

 

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Ichthyosaur Verts

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Tiny vert

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Not yet finished

 

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Neural Arch

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Unknown bone

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Thinking this is a Plesi Rib?

 

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Coprolite

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Remains of its fishy lunch

 

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Land plant

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Got a few more verts and interesting bones but in the prep box at the moment.
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Bow1980
lastly a lot of worn Ichthyosaur bones
 

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plagistoma
Nice finds,your doing well.
 

steve
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plottie111
Hi Bow,

Like steve say your doing well, great finds!

Was that last piece found between penarth and lavernock?

Are you going to prep it?


Plottie

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Cheers
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Bow1980
Thanks,
 

Plottie, yes it was found between penarth and lavernock, but it's so worn that there is nothing left to prep
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plottie111
Hi Bow,
 

Strange that is it worn because i would of thought that might stand out on the beach!?

 

Did you just turn the rock over by chance or was the bone all showing like that?

 

Seems Strange

 

Plottie
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Bow1980
Plottie, it was just lying there face up in the shingle like this
 

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Bow1980
Gave this a go
 


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Think it turned out ok

 

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Bow1980
Also finished this off, think its a Ichthyosaur Basioccipital Bone  although it's a bit hard to tell, as i managed to slice off 3 bits of the bone with the tile cutter whilst trimming the block down.. oops
 

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plagistoma
Nice prep job Bow,wellllll 1st one anyway,practice makes perfect.
 

steve
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Bow1980
Had a successful day on Saturday, Picked up a few verts and near complete ribs
 

The winner has to be this nice small Plesi Vert

 

 

 

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Also found this, Not sure what bone it is

 

 

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plottie111
Nice find bow, could we see the other verts please?

Plottie

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plagistoma
Great finds,the plesi looks like it came in from the sea,you done better than us,we found six fishing weights and a damaged Plagistoma.
 

steve
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plagistoma
Hi All
Just got back from Lavernock, 5 hours to find 2 fishing weights and 5 naked blokes sunbathing (sorry girls no pictures), highlight of the day was a flyover by a Lancaster and a spitfire just over the cliffs.

 

steve
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Bow1980
Steve, I popped down there on friday, the naked blokes were out in forceThumbs Down but also one naked ladyThumbs Up
 

Managed to find quite a lot, all Ichthy.

 

All pics taken on my mobile, so poor quality

 

Partial teeth and a rib

 

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Paddle Bones

 

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Verts

 

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Verts as found on lavernock point

 

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above currently being cleaned

 

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Also got this block of bone, which i'm working through at the moment

 

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Also found a coprolite, half a large vert (6-7cm) and a rib in shale (which broke into about 7 bits)

 
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plagistoma
Well done Bow you must have picked the beach clean.
 

steve
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Bow1980
Almost Steve, although room for a few more finds from today
 

Two lots of ribs, the one in the block (hidden) goes down about 4cm and then has a 90 degree turn and continues along

 

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Two Verts

 

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larger vert

 

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plagistoma
well done,they look like the St Marys Well Bay end?
 

steve
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Bow1980
Steve, all from Lavernock point, except from the last vert (Pernarth)
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Bow1980
Almost finished rib from the other week
 

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Couple of finds from last Sunday

 

Large section of Triassic Rib

 

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Following all found in St Marys Well Bay (in various stages of prep)

 

Three Ichthyosaur Verts

 

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Verts and a paddle bone

 

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Neural Arch

 

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Two ribs

 

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Bow1980
This site still giving some good finds, sadly no complete Ichthy's yetThumbs Down
 

Some of Sundays finds (apart from a Man in Drag wearing a short skirt and heels on a pebbly beachWacko)

 

Ichthy and I hope a Plesi toothBig smile

 

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Assortment of bones from Lavernock point

 

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Nice big chunk of bone from Penarth - Guessing Plesi

 

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Paddle bone and a Pachy vert

 

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Large Land Plant

 

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Two Ichthy verts awaiting prep

 

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Edited by Bow1980 2010-07-26 19:39:59
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Bow1980
Link to an Ichthy found at Penarth
 

 

 

Edited by Bow1980 2010-07-30 20:18:25
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Bow1980
Few more finds.
 

Guessing Plesi tooth (because of the curve)?

 

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Various Paddle bones

 

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Unknown Bone (complete)? Possible rib from near the tail section or Illium?

 

 

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Long Ichthy rib

 

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Tiny Ichthy Humerus

 

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And lastly a Coprolite

 

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Edited by Bow1980 2010-08-30 11:36:54
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Bill G
Some excellent finds in this topic, well done.
Cheers, Bill
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plagistoma
Hi Bow
You done better than me,i found a couple of beaten up Plagistoma and one 1p sized vert which snapped when i tried to trim down the 5kg lump it was in.well done.

 

steve
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Bow1980

Tell me about it, nearly all my verts have had to be glued back together, as when your trimming a 2 foot long block, sods law means it'll magically crack just where the vert is. I always thought the fossil was meant to be harder than the surrounding rock, hmm

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dinogary
fantastastic finds and well done and thanks for showing us them mate
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Bow1980
Couple of finds from yesterday, all from St Marys Well Bay
 

Plesi vert

 


 

Ichthy Vert, partial tooth and paddle digit

 

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And lastly one of my best finds to date, the end of a Ichthy Rostrum, lots of teeth present. Top side is coated with diluted nail varnish so can't really make out any of the teeth. Will be getting a pro to prep this.

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Naze Dave
Looks fab, cant wait to see it prepped, well done.
Thanks
Dave
Still Life
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plagistoma
Nice finds Bow,like the plesi vert.
Tried Penarth end yesterday and found absolutly nothing then Lavernock brought us a few Plagistoma,none of them stunners.

Went down for the low tide on Friday and found a large block split into about 8 pieces full of Plesi bones all jumbled up,can see a few verts,ribs,limb and shoulder bones i think.Took three trips to carry them all to the car,the last one we had to put the biggest block in our wellie crate and carry it fourty foot at a time.

Havn't had time to examin it properly or take pitures as it was bad light by the time we got back so they are drying out in my mates workshop,will take pics when i can.

 

steve
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