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Visited the Minster end of Sheppey. Not much found but happy with the slightly worn crab nodule.
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Fred


Its been a while since I last posted an update about the conditions at Sheppey. The beaches are now for the most part clear of the oozing mud that has blighted collecting here for most of the winter. Although fossils a few and far between its now possible to collect along the entire 7K section between Warden springs and Minster. The foreshore at low tide is almost entirely covered in thick silt washed from the clay overlying the beach so that it is almost impossible to collect below the bottom of the beach.

Fred

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Fossil hunter
Thank you for the update!
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Fossil hunter
Hi,
Has anyone recently been to Sheppey? How is the foreshores looking like? Last time I visited there were still a lot of clay covering sections of the foreshore limiting collection.
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Fossil hunter
Visited Warden yesterday for a fossil hunt. The foreshore was quite muddy again with several slips and mud flows hindering the way as well as collecting.
I walked from Warden to Hensbrook and I found that Hensbrook was a bit easier to search as the Warden end's foreshore was covered with a large amount of mud.
Here's my finds(which is not much)
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The usual pyritic gastropods,crab nodules and plant seed
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Close up of the plant seed possibly Stizocarya communis
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Fossilized wood with numerous tubular borings of Teredo sp.
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Thanks for watching!

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fussy fossiler
Maybe not so many finds but they are still very nice especially the lump of fossilsed wood : ) would love to get that way someday for a spot of fossiling myself ,

Cheers Sarah  : ) 
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Fossil hunter
Thanks for the comment. Do not forget wellies if you were to visit Sheppey as the mud is very sticky on the foreshore from the muddy slips.
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Fred


http://www.kentonline.co.uk/sheerness/news/girls-pulled-from-mud-in-28605/

Check out the link above for an update on the conditions at Warden Point.

Fred

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Fossil hunter
I am glad to hear they were rescued in time. It seems that it happened just a day after I visited Warden.
I wonder if they were supervised or accompanied with an adult or not.
Too often I see young children climbing up the unstable mud cliff faces... 
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Paleoworld-101

Looks like the mud is completely covering the shingle in your picture Fossil Hunter, do you think it is even possible to find shark teeth at the moment? What about Minster, are the conditions any better there?
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Fossil hunter
Most of the upper foreshore is covered with mud but parts of the lower foreshore towards Hensbrook are still collectable. Although I was mainly after phosphatic and septarian nodules so have not been looking for shark tooth in particular.
I have not tried the Minster end as I did not have time(short day time and in coming tide).

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