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Bill G
Moved from 'locations' board. Edited by Bill G 2011-06-02 14:22:17
Cheers, Bill
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trialsin808
Just got back from camping in mortimer forest...have some photos coming but plenty of trilobite partials heads/tails nothing complete though. I am wanting to try the hope shales for better, more complete specimines but am stuck for transport... am more than willing to use buses and trains. If anyone has any locations or can suggest an organized trip that covers the shales I'd be  very willing to sign up :)
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trialsin808
Hi here are some recent finds from the Vinnels and Mortimer forest. Can anyone please help to ID them?
 

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trialsin808

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No complete trilobites and my prepping is very rough but any help on finding out what these are would be very welcome Big smile
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trialsin808
Oh and this one too
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paward
I wondered if your second phot could possible be  "monograptus tumescens"  as pictured in the UKGE locations site.

http://www.mortimer.ukfossils.co.uk/Mortimer-Fossils-Geology/fossil-photos.htm


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trialsin808
Just googled monograptus tumescens...looks defo ID to me too! Thanks
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spider
trialsin808, Excellent finds for a first trip and I'm glad the Shropshire site pages were useful to you. We have plenty bugheads on here to help with your ID'sThumbs Up
Have a nice day :0)
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AMARSH
Hi, very nice finds! I've been to Vinnels a couple of times, and never ever found any graptolites so I'm v. jealous of yours!
 

Andrew
Andrew Marsh
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trialsin808

Thanks for your replies! Am smitten with the bug having found these partials

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trialsin808
We found the Graptolites on a random walk above Monstay farm? A Lady walking her dog (I think who probably owns the farm) saw us collecting from the climbing jack trail and she invited us to check through a little quarry? Fossils were pretty thin on the finds, no trilobites but some large slabs when split revealed some nice Graptolites!
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trialsin808
Also all directions were from this site... thanks for the help no problem finding any of the sites!
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TqB
Hi,
 

I think nos. 1, 3, 4 & 10 are orthoconic nautiloids - hard to put a name to though.

 

 
Tarquin
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ThomasM
I agree with TqB - orthocone nautiloids were my first thoughts also. Looks like there are a couple of good ?Dalmanites trilobite pygidiums in there too.
Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
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