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plagistoma
That looks like the mudstone from under the layers you want and there are no fossils in this,i was there a couple of weeks ago and the pickings were poor although i did get a small shark tooth and some odd bits of bone.You need to walk along the beach untill you reach the fallen slabs (look at the cliff and you will see black layers),you can sometimes get odd bits from these(i have a nice shark spine with Pachystropheus verts) usualy lots of scales with the odd tooth or bone as well,you can also see trace fossils where horseshoe crabs have sat on the sea floor. There is a thin layer between these slabs in the cliff that sometimes fall and yield Ichy ,Plesi and Pachystropeus bones jumbled with teeth and coprolites.Make sure you have plenty of tide time as you can be cut off in minutes when the tide turns and my mate once lost his tools and bag when a Severn Bore caught him and forced him to climb the cliff.
 

steve
It's always great to "shoot" your own
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sal7373
Hi all,
Me again! decided to try somewhere new today at Westbury-on-Severn. Got very muddy!!! and certainly a different terrain to the other places I have visited.

I took my advice from the guide on here and mainly concentrated my search at the far end of the beach and split some of the rocks and concentrated on the 'yellowy' coloured stones.

Being new to this however, still not quite sure if I'm picking up the right things. These were interesting because I found two rocks in different areas with the same sort of markings on them (look like petal shapes)? any ideas? thanks again for all your help Smile

 

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rab7ies
cant really make out from photos but they all look like weathered clay blocks apart from 4th photo right hand side..is that shells i see? as i say tho cant really make them out from photos.
down amongst the stones.
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sal7373
thanks, sorry photos not good - still trying to master that art as well, lol. Yes there are shell blocks there too.
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rab7ies
photos are ok just not up close enough(im trying to master photos too! haha)plus my eyesights not brilliant! i could well be wrong.
down amongst the stones.
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sal7373
Will try and get some better close ups....spent a fortune on a camera I cant use lol ...I should read the instruction manual Smile
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rab7ies
lol ,i should get a charger cos i spend huge amount on batteries!
down amongst the stones.
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clypeus
Hi there,
I saved and enlarged the 4th photo. I guess there could be two bivalves.
Massimo

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