A VERY amateur fossil hunter here.
I have found this website really interesting for finding all sorts of information on everything relating to fossils. So I thought I should add finds of my own as I discover them, as they may be of interest to somebody.
The wife and I had a trip from Bury St Edmunds to Walton-on-the-Naze, in search of the infamous sharks teeth. I was not expecting to find any, but we were keen to try our best. With perseverance and some useful guidance from a stranger, we started to get our eyes in, and the elusive sharks teeth began to appear. We had a great day out, and think we are hooked on trying to find that next bigger or better preserved tooth.
This is the final result...
One of the best teeth...
A nice 'pointy' one. (Would this be a front tooth in a sharks mouth for grabbing and holding prey, and the more 'V' shaped teeth further back in the mouth for cutting?)
I found several of these (including a much longer one). But on the beach they looked very artificial (They reminded me of the rim on a clay pigeon or the bottom of a bottle). So I left them where I found them. But I have since seen on another topic that they look very similar to prehistoric Rays teeth.
The photos are far clearer than how they looked on the beach, and they look a lot more natural. Is this a Rays tooth?
A mystery object which I felt was certainly a fossil, but I have no idea of what?...
As soon as I saw this, I thought it was part of the shell of a prehistoric Turtle. I did the 'tooth tap', and it certainly seems to be 'stone like' as opposed to wood or modern organic matter. Can anyone identify it for me please?
Thanks to the many useful topics posted by forum members which got us out on the beach for a fossil hunt.
Can't wait to get out again sometime.