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I guessed some of it was just pryrite, but once our little one learned that anything black or brown was possibly fossil she was filling her bag with everything she could see regardless. In a few weeks i'm going to try the pyrite in my stone tumbler to see what comes out, could be interesting or a right mess lol.
Thanks for your encouraging words.
We maybe off to Sheppy this weekend, got to be better than a day at Southend lol.

Regards
Martin

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mp166
Hi folks
We had our first ever fossil trip to Sheppy a couple of weeks ago, I haven't really got the knack of taking pictures yet (not helped by bright sunlight), and realise that some specimins are not fossils (had very enthusiastic 6 year old with us). If you could give me a few identifications it'd be appreciated. I have the Sheppy fossils book on order from Amazon, but its out of stock. Fossils can be a a bit daunting when your new and don't know what your looking at.

Ahh, cannot upload pictures, know they correct size, getting error uploading preview, any ideas ??

Regards

Martin






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ThomasM
The Sheppey book is now only available from the authors. Email/PM Fred Clouter if you want a copy.
Maybe the file size of the pictures are too large, though I am sure someone else will be able to help more.

Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
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sal7373
You need to compress your pictures to a smaller size. I use Microsoft Office Picture Manager and reduce the pics for webpages. Smile
Loves school holidays - cus every day can be a fossil day :-)
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mp166
Thanks for your advice, tried shrinking the pictures to 25% of original but still wont have it, only thing it could be firefox issue so i'll load up IE.



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Julian123
25% is probably still too big.
Julian

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mp166
Was determined not to be beaten so uploaded them to a picture sharing site. Everyday you learn something new.

Martin

http://s1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd427/mart166/


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dinogary
had look at your pictures. if thats your finds from first ever trip,hats off to you ...well done
Growing old is compulsory, Growing up is optional!
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ThomasM
Well done, a few nice gastropods in there, unfortunately the brown lumps are just pyrite but keep looking!
Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
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dinogary
i tried pyrite in mine i had lovely black gunk in the bottom lol
Growing old is compulsory, Growing up is optional!
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prep01
Yes, Martin, I'm afraid tumbling pyrite is not an option as Gary said.
I strongly suggest you soak it all for several days, changing the water at least daily, then drying and keeping them in sealed bags with silica gel to HELP delay "pyrite disease"! (lots of info on it on the ? old forum). Some of the pics (the long shaped bits look like pyritised wood and the 'snail like' fossils are marine snails or Gastropods.
Well done!

Colin Huller
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