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deltapodus
Shoulder girdle - something like the coracoid or a sternal plate - springs to mind, but I could be completely wrong. Gut instinct, not reasoned analysis, if you get what I mean. 
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Finally found bone[biggrin]
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deerhunter
Now that I know what to look for and where. I went looking for more bone south of Whitby, I had almost given up when I found this, not sure of the layer but its dino bone again, still there for now all I brought home was a large fern.P1000441.JPG IMG_20140927_135231.jpg IMG_20140927_140135.jpg 
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deerhunter
An update on the new bone I found last week. Spent more than four hours hammering this afternoon it's very tough rock. The bone goes well down into the boulder and its still there for now, looks like a limb bone I think, found another bone nearby but don't think it's worth bothering with.
Rob
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Mosher


Hi Rob,

well spotted you have a keen eye.

Looks like another amazing find.

A few more like this an Deans book will need an update.

Keep us all posted.

Jon

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deerhunter
Went back to do another couple of hours hammering and its bad news as far as it just goes down to a broken end. I resisted trying to remove it today and left it for next week it should clean up well and its a big lump of bone ID will be difficult.
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WillW

Great work Rob, that's a big lump, have you been able to work out which horizon it has come from? Will
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deerhunter
It's difficult to work out the horizon as it's in a rockfall but I think it's from above the Ellerbeck formation in river washed sandstone very similar to the rocks I found the other bone in. I hope it doesnt take much more work to get it out I have had pins and needles in my arm after all the hammering I have done .
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deerhunter
I have prepped the top part of the bone that broke off and it has a nice ironstone sheen to it and it seems as though its compressed horizontal to the deposition layers ?
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deerhunter
Spent more time Saturday down North Hawsker and recovered the lump of saurapod limb bone, it was just near the bottom of the rope for those who know the area. It's going to need some sticking back together again it took a lot of effort to get it out, anyway here's the latest photos of half of it I still have to prep the other half.
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deerhunter
Reconstructed and starting to look a bit better
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WillW

Looking good Rob!
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deerhunter
I have donated this bone to Scarborough museum trust it was doing no good in my shed, I have had the trill of finding it so now hopefully it will go on display one day. Now to find more
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WillW
Hi Rob, not been on the forum much, glad to hear you've found a home for that bone! Hope you're well? W.
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deerhunter
Hi all
Been back down Hawsker today to have a go at the bone I found a while back, still not sure what it is but I found a section of what looks like rib and another bone in the same block that I couldn't retrieve. Also some nice Unio freshwater bivalves from the saltwick formation and a nice footprint block with saurapod and therapod prints.
Also got a new toy the new Ryobi SDS hammer drill helps the new one has a chisel setting
Rob
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WillW
Nice Rob, thanks for the email, sorry I couldn't join you! What's the scale on that footprint block? W.
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deerhunter
The therapod print is about 8 inch across.

Rob
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deltapodus
Great to see bone from the Yorkshire coast. I was at a talk by Mike Romano on Thursday night. He mentioned an amateur called Rob (if memory serves me right) who keeps finding bone. Would that be you, deerhunter?
Finally found bone[biggrin]
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deerhunter
That would be me. Is it just me looking for bone or just me finding it ?
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WillW
Rob, my take is that you are one of the few people actively looking for it (possibly the only one?), but you are also putting in the hours, which means you get the rewards. Bone may in fact be more common than we all thought but nobody has ever really concentrated on it (a bit like the situation with dino footprints before the mid 80's when Mike and Martin from Sheffield Uni started to concentrate on them, now we know they are common).

For me the other factor on the coast is the focus there has always been on the Lower Jurassic by the vast majority of collectors, at all levels from tourists out for the day to serious amateur and commercial collectors. The amount of bone you have turned up in a relatively short period of time would suggest to me that there may well be more to find...
W.
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boneblock
All the bone collectors I know Rob just concentrate on reptile bone. Looks like you've got all the dino bone to yourself:-)
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deerhunter
All because I took the wife round the Rotunda museum in Scarborough and saw the few bones on display and the rocks they are in and thought I should start looking for them. It probably took me a few months to find one and they are uncommon, most time I go looking for them all I come home with are memories and aching legs.
Rob
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deltapodus
deerhunter wrote:
That would be me. Is it just me looking for bone or just me finding it ?


Like Will said, you could just be reaping the rewards of looking, and you could be the only one. I've never bothered trying to look, mainly because I followed the "official" line of the ground was too acidic to preserve bone, although I also know that river deposits can be one of the more likely places to find them. 

Never underestimate the power of having your eye in. My other half can spot jet just like that, yet I never seem to see it. 
Finally found bone[biggrin]
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deerhunter
The river deposits are the places to look anywhere with lots big pieces of coal. The latest bits were in what was a gravel deposit (saltwick formation) (some look similar but I think are dogger) The downside is its like concrete and what a job to get stuff out. Trying to split lumps off the side of the boulder my chisel went in and kept going easy (sometimes there is soft clay pockets) but it was another bone and I ruined it
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deerhunter
Done a bit of prep on the small bone and its got a broken edge at the other side, anybody got any ideas what body part its from ?
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WillW
Hard to say Rob, might have a better idea when I see it in the flesh(!), will be in touch. W.
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deerhunter
Been working on the bigger of the blocks I found recently and it has split across the bone, but revealed a thin butterfly like shape anyone got any ideas on what it may be ? IMG_20150612_174104.jpg 
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