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Shane2610

Hi

I’m working on the new Lincolnshire bypass, we are installing drainage at at depth of 4m deep but are going through a cut of 30m deep bank, we are in very hard blue clay material we are finding a lot of anomite and a lot of what look like teeth they are about 2/3 inches long, just wanted some advice
speak soon
shane 

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Barrow Museum
Shane,
Your finds are not teeth, but belemnites (probably a genus called Nanobelus).  Belemnites are a part of the internal skeleton of an extinct squid.  They are fairly common in Jurassic rocks.
As the limestone on top of the hill on which Lincoln is built (the "Lincolnshire Limestone Formation") is Middle Jurassic, your trench must be in the underlying grey clay of the Lower Jurassic.  If you can post pictures of the ammonites that are being found, that will enable me to tell you what they are and the exact age.  I'd be very interested as I am fairly local to your excavations and we see these rocks far too seldom.
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Shane2610
Hi
thanks for getting back to me 
I will send you photos of the excavation today also of the Ammonites there’s loads of them
regards
shane
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estwing
Shane2610 wrote:
Hi
[..]I will send you photos of the excavation today also of the Ammonites there’s loads of them[..]

Some people have all the luck... 😎
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Dirty Pete
Remember finding heaps of Arnioceras and Asteroceras together with the Belemnites in the Lincoln area while preparing oil drilling sites. Get yourself a bulldozer  
Estwing.
Pete
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pauledevans
Adding myself to the list of people looking forward to seeing the photos 😅
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