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Gill from Dorset

thanks Mick
 
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koss59,My phone number is 456081-same code as yours
gill
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Koss1959
Hello! New to the forum but not to fossiling. I live near Charmouth. Used to love fossiling there years go but just stopped. Recently got back into it and been down Charmouth nearly every day this week. Just wanted to share our collection if that's allowed? All the beige/ brown coloured were found at West Bay. Not that great for fossils but I guess I got lucky. All the rest are Charmouth.

This one I'm confused about. Not sure what it is. Been told it's possibly part of a Nautilus.




This one also throws me a bit. Found down West Bay. It's an urchin of sorts but it seems strange to find it down West Bay





Found this today. Think it's a section of Icthyosaur rib. Found on West Beach at Charmouth just on the tide line. Also have a few Icthyosaur vertebrae but I can't find them. Not huge, coupled of centimetres across.
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Koss1959
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rab7ies

hi,the urchin is micraster sp....don't know anything about the area but here in Suffolk they are glacial erratics.
down amongst the stones.
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Kosmoceras

Nice finds. Your echinoid is most likely Pseudholaster if it comes from the chert blocks in the greensand.
 
Regards,
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Doggerfan
I can add that your presumed part of a nautilus is indeed such.
Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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Koss1959
Excellent thanks guys! Can't see where the nautilus part comes from though. Not doubting you though.
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Koss1959
Also if anybody frequents Charmouth, it'd be great to meet up and look with someone more knowledgeable :)
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aurelius
The nautilus looks odd because of the way it's eroded - originally the exterior would have been completely smooth, instead of roughly stepped like it is now. The shell is almost completely eroded away, and the lower part is missing.
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Richard
The bivalve (bottom left, 7th photo from top) looks like Goniomya literata

It's probably from the Lower Inferior Oolite
Richard
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Doggerfan
Koss1959 wrote:
Excellent thanks guys! Can't see where the nautilus part comes from though. Not doubting you though.


Your bit is mostly part of the outer whorls of the phragmocone although the little round form in the last of the photos is getting towards the center. That's the wall of one of the chambers. Just try to imagine rotating it around until it fits into the following picture.

N22a.JPG 




Edited by Doggerfan 2014-03-10 22:23:25
Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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Doggerfan
I'm not much of a freehand drawer, but I've marked where I would imagine that your piece could fit in.

bababa.jpg 
Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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Koss1959
Holding it against the picture I see it now! That's awesome thank you!
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Doggerfan
You're welcome. Glad to oblige.
Best wishes from the Lake of Constance. Roger.
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Parkinsonia

Well done on the echinoid. I've never found one from the chert - possibly because until recently I didn't realise they were to be found on that stretch and basically, haven't been looking for them!
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Gill from Dorset

Hi Koss,
I live in west Bay and Have been fossiling for about 13 years around Dorset. I would be happy to meet up and share my finds/knowledge such as it is.
Gill from Dorset
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hooken
Hi,

Echinoid is Micraster- perhaps coranguinum

Cheers

rob
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Koss1959
Gill from Dorset wrote:

Hi Koss,
I live in west Bay and Have been fossiling for about 13 years around Dorset. I would be happy to meet up and share my finds/knowledge such as it is.
Gill from Dorset


Hello! That sounds excellent. I live in Burton Bradstock and would love to meet up!
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Gill from Dorset

will try and send you a personal message with my contact details. I cannot find the link at the moment.
Can Any one pont me to the right part of the web page?
Gill from Dorset
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DorsetJack
Hi Gill.
If you click on the little black triangle beside the user name of the person in question, it brings up a wee drop-down menu and the 'send private message' is in there.

I'd offer to help, since I also live here, but he did ask for someone more knowledgeable, and that rules me out I reckon 
The one thing you will get from breaking rocks with a hammer is a lot of broken rocks...
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Gill from Dorset

still it might be good to meet up sometimes and talk fossils
gill
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Gill from Dorset

On the drop down menu I am only getting  members profile and members post.
 
Perhaps I have been black listed for some reason??
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Ventrata
Think you need at least 20 points before that option becomes available to you.

Mick
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