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quagga
Thanks,

hooken wrote:
- Lewes area certainly not short of old workings to explore. I must have a nosy in some of the pits when I'm next up your way. Let me know if you find any good exposures of S.plana chalk.


I have found a single S.plana (shown below), four Micrasters (which all have a smooth area between the rows of pores, as in M.leskei, but vary considerably in size and shape)and some Isocrinus? granosus ossicles from Bridgwick Pit (New Pit / Lewes Nodular Formation) , not what I'd call a good exposure, but plenty of scree to search through.

I'd like to have a look in New Pit, but appears to be gated off - anyone know anything about its accessibility?

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Al
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quagga
Hi,
I dragged my son to a small old chalk pit near Lewes (recorded as old on the county series 1863-1894), and was surprised at the haul from half an hour scrabbling in the scree.
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Mostly Micrasters, but a couple of Conulus, small brachiopod, and bivalve, and most weirdly an unbroken clay pipe bowl from a steep scree slope.
I think they are all from the Lewes Nodular Chalk (except the pipe )
Here's a few of them cleaned up a bit (sorry about the blurred photo):
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Thanks
Al


Time is nature's way of stopping everything happening at once.
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fusilier21
Well played, Sir.
I think the pipe explains the real reason for the extinction of the larger creatures from the Cretaceous.

Andrew
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hooken
Nice one Al!
- Lewes area certainly not short of old workings to explore. I must have a nosy in some of the pits when I'm next up your way. Let me know if you find any good exposures of S.plana chalk.

Cheers,

H
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fusilier21 wrote:
Well played, Sir.
I think the pipe explains the real reason for the extinction of the larger creatures from the Cretaceous.

Andrew

 

LOL

 

Very nice finds, not bad from an old site somethings obviously weathering out Thumbs Up
Have a nice day :0)
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