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Naze Dave
Next couple of weeks, i've needed some time off fossiling to recover, the week away was pretty intense, my thighs will never be the same again.
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Dave
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FossilFanatic
Hi, 
I went to Walton again today and there were lots of shingle again, but not a great deal of finds.
P1010278b.jpg Another piece of crab, this time not as good.
P1010279b.jpg Unusual find - a bivalve - are they rare from Walton?
P1010280b.jpg Showing the joint.
P1010281b.jpg Small piece of Whale bone
P1010282b.jpg 303 bullet
P1010283b.jpg Some teeth
P1010285b.jpg Then the best find, my first Pine Cone!
P1010286b.jpg P1010287b.jpg Species?

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Charlie.
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AMARSH
Wow, that pine cone is stunning!!
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ThomasM
Lovely finds, the bivalve is quite uncommon I think.
Thomas

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FossilFanatic
Thanks, you know the White colour on the bivalve, that isn't original is it? I know original colours are rare so I presume this white colouring occurred during fossilisation? Or it might just be me being stupid and they are ment to be white?

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Charlie.
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AMARSH
Isn't the white the original shell?
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spider
The cone is pretty detailed, great find Thumbs Up
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Naze Dave
Hi Charlie,
Nice cone, it is probably Platycarya richarsoni. What colour is the darker material on your bivalve? Is it a dark red/brown? or is it grey/black? The white material will be original shell, any other colour is nearly always lost.
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Dave
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FossilFanatic
The darker material is more dark red/brown, but more browny. Are they uncommon from Walton?

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Charlie.
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Naze Dave
If it is browny red then it is is most probably from the Red Crag. Im not sure why, but occasionally you get mollusc shells that get filled with Crag which then hardens, i suspect this is an example of that. If it was from the Clay then i'd expect the colour to be more grey. Whilst that phenomenon isnt common, bivalve remains from the Crag as you will know are rather common.
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Dave
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FossilFanatic
It probably doesn't make any difference, but we found it on the other beaches by the clay and pyrites just sitting there.
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Naze Dave
Hmm, i'm undecided on this piece, hold on to it and when you're next at the naze let me know and maybe i'll catch you there, then it should be easier to id.
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Dave
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FossilFanatic
Ok I will let you know, have you been to Walton since your holiday or are you going in the next couple of weeks?
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