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I'm not in the queue yet! but i love looking at the pic of it thinking we have all got a chance Thumbs Up


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Edited by teatree 2009-11-27 18:28:04
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Naze Guy
  Hi all,
  had a rare trip down to the Naze this morning, and i'm glad i did, my first ever Meg and what a find Big smile. Hope you like the pics.

         

 

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         Nazeguy.
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fossils-uk
very nice! you must be well happy with that. one of the biggest i have seen from there too. :-)
I have also had a good morning 3 dinosaur footprints... two i kept and the third i gave to a young lad that was with me. is this the biggest one you have ever found then?

byron
fossils-uk, whitby
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Red1973
Awww you guys both had great mornings!!! Now I'm green with envy cos I'm stuck indoors with a poorly toddler and lousy weather and not had so much of a sniff at kings dyke this weekend despite hopes of getting there.
Great finds both of you - any chance of a pic of the dino prints, my lads dream of meg teeth and dino prints!
Ruth Edited by Red1973 2009-11-22 16:24:34
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Naze Guy

Thanks, yes its my first, you don't find many megs,most are found by kids who use them to dig holes in the sand lols.Nice to hear you had a good day as well and you shared your finds.Look forward to seeing a pic of your prints

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fusilier21
Well played, Sir. I know somebody who is going to be very envious when he sees this.
Andrew
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Longshanks
Hi Dave
 

Well done on your Meg find, I'm real chuffed for you friend. Clap

 

Hi Byron

 

Congratulations for your finds too, but I'm shocked to think that you removed them from the beach, isn't this illegal fossiling? It was so very frowned on when another collector did the same thing earlier in the year and many people had a say about it including yourself.

 

Are they not supposed to stay put for others to see and get pleasure from? Or is it a different rule for some? Whatever the case maybe, I don't agree with it and I'm not having ago because its you who found and kept them, I would say the same for anyone who did this!

 

You know, sometimes, somethings should be left well alone Thumbs Down

 
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Fossil Magnet
WOW!! That's a real beauty, Naze Guy...!



"I don't know why I swallowed a fly. Perhaps because it was encased in amber...?"

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fossils-uk
sorry guys cant post pics of the prints as i expect to sell these at a later date so i only post pictures of things that are in my own collection. sorry. had my hands slapped before for posting things i am selling as it is viewed as advertising. So sorry about this. 
fiona... these were small dinoprints that could easily be a.) picked up by someone else if i didnt get em. b.) destroyed by the sea. think the boy was excited when he got one to take home. :-) If it is illegal fossiling (as they were loose it isnt), then every ammonite bit of fossil ever found anywhere by anyone would be illegal. It is only certain historic and sensitive sites that collecting is prohibited. if it is loose rock on the beach it is okay which these were. I am sure if anyone had seen them and thought i could get this home would have taken them. Fiona if your read it back to yourself it does sound like having a go 
naze guy.... i heard that alot of meg teeth came out when they dug pits in the victorian era. the biggest one i have seen was 6.5 inches! from an old collection. They are always rolled like this too. fab find thou. :-)
 
fossils-uk, whitby
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Naze Guy

Hi longshanks


 sorry but it was me Nazeguy not Naze Dave who found the Meg but i bet he wishes it was him Big smile
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Longshanks
Hi Byron
 

We all take fossils that are loose on the beaches we visit becasue we can, but Dino footprints are much rarer than any other fossil that we search for, hence why they should be left where they are found in my opinion. As I said before, it isn't BECAUSE its YOU that has found them that I have given my opinion on your findings, I would have said same to ANYONE else who would done this! When the last chap admitted to doing this and he posted his pics of them, many people had a say about it and slammed him for doing what you have now done. I've always been lead to believe that it IS illegal to remove dino footprints (because of their rarity), whether they be loose or not, in any location, if this is not the case..... then I shall appologies to you right now and take back my views on it. If it is illegal then its saddened me to hear this has happened, especially because its a pro that has done it! Whichever the case maybe Byron, I am no different to anyone else that speaks out of causes of concern, hopefully I'm wrong and you are right in what you've done!

 

All the best

Fi
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Longshanks
Hi Nazeguy
 

Sorry about that, I didn't see the guy bit lol lol, still an excellent find and I'd be chuffed as hell if it was me Thumbs Up
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Red1973

Hi Byron


I Forgot to ask - where did you find them?

 

Ruth
Geology rocks!
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fossils-uk
fiona,
dinosaur footprints on the south coast such has hastings area and the isle of wight are indeed protected The yorkshire coast is not. At the yorkshire coast localities so long as it is free of the cliff and is a loose block you can take these. :-)  If some knows this not to be the case let me know. 
The only difference is when it is such a big block that only a still saw and/or a chinook can carry it off in this case it should be left. Still sawing any blocks on the beach should be frown upon heavily. If it is a rucksack sized block then the yorkshire material is okay to take as i said it will only get destroyed by the sea. so why not enjoy this. 

fossils-uk, whitby
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Longshanks
Yes Byron, even though you cannot post pics of them because you want to sell them, you could still honestly tell us where they were found, or is it a location you don't want to share with us? It would be nice to know, so that someone could do a further study of the location and share this information with others. Have other Dino prints ever been found there before or are they the first maybe? Each find tells a story and helps others learn about that particular site!
 

Regards Fi
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Naze Guy
Hi, i will have to agree, if any fossil is loose and does not evolve taking it out of a large block or cliff then if you don't take it someone else will
 

  Nazeguy.
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It would be irresponsible in the extreme to remove in-situ dinosaur footprints, but prints loose on the foreshore are (at least in sussex and  IOW)  invariably casts.
 It is illegal to remove casts from the IOW...as far as I know not from anywhere else. I have two sussex footprint casts,one a small loose block with a beautiful print which was found at extreme low tide, it would not have been visible normally and would have been lost to the sea if I hadn't collected it. The second is a large tridactyl Iguanodon cast which was collected specifically for a local natural history club, who asked me if I had a really impressive fossil for an exhibition they were staging,again it was loose on the beach.
Presumably then if Byron is guilty of a breach of the fossil code or even the law then so am I.
Alan
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fossils-uk
fiona i dont mind saying. It was saltwick bay where you have collected many a time. :-) plenty have been found there. I usually find alot of mine underneath the abbey at whitby always from fallen blocks. some of which i have given to sheffield university to study. 
Byron

fossils-uk, whitby
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Forgot to say......spectacular Meg tooth Naze guy......well done.
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Longshanks
Hi Byron
 

Sorry about that, our posts must have crossed......Smile

 

Well like I said before, if the case it is LEGAL then I take back my comments/opinions about your finds as I said I would. We could do with a write up on here about what constitutes legal and non-legal regarding the likes of Dino print finds for all to know. Like I said before I was unaware that it is LEGAL and not illegal to do this and I'm sure I'm not alone on this subject!

 

So therefore, (again) congratulations on your finds, its a shame we cannot see them! Would still like to know from where they came, what Dino they come from and what the area would have been like for them etc etc.

 

Best Wishes

Fi
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Longshanks
Again Byron our posts have crossed Clown. Saltwick Bay, yes a favourite location of mine as you say, though I've never found anything resembling a footprint loose, though there are some insitu I've seen there! Many verts one can find often at this location, remember 'Hinge & Bracket'? the two ladies that found over a dozen verts on the same day! Lots of lovely Hilda's I have found from this location and dacs etc.
 

Sheffield Uni eh? What a nice thing to do, I'm sure they appreciate you doing this for them! Thumbs Up

 

Best Wishes

Fi
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Tabfish

Nazeguy - nice tooth! one of only two things that I would like to find but I have not found were I collect on the Yorkshire coast, a sharks tooth and a trilobite.


Byron - if the footprints/block only just fit in to your rucksack then well done sir! at carrying them up the cliff and back to your car.
I have been their many times (if you know what I meen) because if you leave them - the day after they are gone so you make a monumental decission and effort to save them.


The biggest thing I have carryed of the beach was a 55kg ammonite block that I still have and cherrish.

 

Tabfish

 
Tabfish at the Waterside
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Domplum
The biggest thing I have carryed of the beach was a 55kg ammonite block that I still have and cherrish.

 

Hi Tabfish, what dos a 55kg ammo bloc look like? any pics

where did you carry it off from, hopefully not up the cliff at Kettleness... Good effort.

All the best

Andy
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trinucleus3
I feel that  with any scientifically important find , the collector should  be encouraged to let a professional palaeontologist have the chance to at least know that it exists at some point. This may just mean proper recording of the find in a collection that the owner cares for and is known about or recorded in a will.
Also any important fossil under immediate threat of destruction or loss (such as the incoming tide for instance) should be collected from any site regardless of its protected status in my opinion and made known.

Footprints are only scientifically important if they show marked difference from others known or are/could be part of a trackway or are known to be from an horizon not previously known for them.

Prints in large blocks not threatened by the elements should be left for others to enjoy in there natural enviroment for as long as they last.

Those same prints do not have the same impact for peaple when they are taken out of context and viewed in a museum, on a mantlepiece or on Ebay.

An easily removed ,common print, found at low tide that is threatened by loss by the sea or another collector is, I think,  fair game.

That the print in question was collected for profit is another arguement.

 

Just my personal views.
Edited by trinucleus3 2009-11-22 22:29:01
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Anne
Meanwhile back at the meg........
you must be really pleased with your find, well done.

anne
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Fossil Magnet
Anne wrote:
Meanwhile back at the meg........
you must be really pleased with your find, well done.


+1! Thumbs Up

To coin a phrase... "Word!"

The morality of collecting must surely be a discussion/an argument for another thread, no...? Why not just, for the moment, all bask in the glory of Naze Guy's spectacular find...? I for one am basking fully at level 5. Shift+R improves the quality of this image. Shift+A improves the quality of all images on this page.



Edited by Fossil Magnet 2009-11-22 22:54:04
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Bill G
Nice one Naze Guy, looks in not too bad condition for Walton, too.
 

Well done Byron, pity we can't see them.

 

Fi, the other collected footprints, if I remember, were  impressions dug out of the bed, not loose casts.
Edited by Bill G 2009-11-23 12:26:57
Cheers, Bill
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teatree
Great find Nazeguy was it just lying there ready to be picked up?
 

 Regards John
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fossil mad

Nice find Naze guy.


Hi Fiona, good to see your "fighting fit" again.

can i just say,Keeley and i were in whitby yesterday.We popped in to Byron's for a nosey and saw the footprints.

They were not chopped or cut out anything,this was obvious from the colour and wear on the blocks. So as you know from experience(Gristhorpe) the tide or someone else would have taken them if they recognised what they were.

Sorry to hi-jack this post.

 

Adrian.
"When can we go fossil hunting again?"
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Naze Guy
 Hi all,
 thanks for all the nice replies, yes it was just lying there waiting to be picked up.It was a early tide so i was down the beach at 7 and had the beach to myself.There was a recent landslide and some concrete rubble had come down,the meg was just underneath a overhanging slab so you could say i was in the right place at the right time.Big smile.
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Naze Dave
Hi Naze guy
What can i say but wow!!! blows any of my teeth out the water, certainly one of the best ive ever seen from the uk!
Sorry ive been away a while, had computer problems but should be back on now fingers crossed.
Thanks
Dave
Still Life
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Naze Guy

thanks Dave,i was begining to think you was camped out on the Naze beach and had no time to be on the internetLOL,as you well know with the Naze you just need a bit of luck to be in the right place when conditions are right.It makes up for all the hours when you get down to the beach,see no shingle, walk from one end to the other and all you find is a couple of broken teeth.Keep looking Dave your time will come.



Naze guy
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Bill G
NOT FAIR, Cry

Dave has had his turn. I WANT MINE!!!! Wink
Cheers, Bill
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Naze Dave
I deserve another turn for my dedication and faith in the Naze lol, get in line!
Still Life
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prep01
Now, now lads! LOL
THe green eyed monster lurking in a moderator? Whatever next!!!!!!!


Colin Huller
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Bill G
I KNOW, Prep, I'm still human though Big smile Wink
Cheers, Bill
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Red1973
Is there a que for the Naze lol? LOL My mum has meg envy too!!
Ruth.
Geology rocks!
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Pete

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Rob

Please look at the date of the post previous to yours, it was written 9 years ago. I think asking someone what they sold it for is not really an appropriate question.
JW

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