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Alex47
After many years searching I found this Tropaeum (?) near Whale chine in September last year. Alas when I tried to prep it, it fell apart and was incomplete.
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fossmeister
Still a great find! Whale Chine is still good for the occasional ammonite even if they come out in bits.  Nothing wrong with a bit of superglue- found these at whale chine and managed to thick most of them back together. If anyone out there knows what they are I would also be interested. 
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Dont remember where this one came from:
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this came from chalk at Sandown. Had to cover it in varnish as it was starting to break up
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Alex47
Thanks. I parked at Shepherds Chine and had to carry it all the way back along the shingle. I'm not as young as I was and I was pretty knackered getting it back. I find the way down to Whale Chine too difficult. 
Could your first photograph be Australiceras?
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FossilPhil
The first one appears to be Australiceras. Wonderful finds!
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Fossil hunter
Nice finds!! 
The first one shown by Alex does look like a Tropaeum ammonite to me.
The first one by Fossmeister Australiceras,second one looks like Deshayesites,no sure of the third one,forth one from chalk Acanthoceras sp.?
I may be wrong though.
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Ammonite Jack 14

Hi, I know it’s a long time ago now this conversation but the first one looks like an Ancylotropaeum. Tropaeum occurs in what is known as the lower crioceras bed which is member VI of a formation known as the Ferruginous sands, however in the VIII member called the upper crioceras beds you get something known as Ancylotropaeum which falls from the top of the undercliff and onto the beach like a conveyer belt, generally with these they are fractured in that way unlike typical Tropaeums. Nice find.

Fossilmeister: the first one appears to be a good section of Australiceras gigas from the Scaphites bed, it is missing the hook on the end but it is certainly not very common to find one with a decent center so great find! 

the second one is either Deshayesites grandis of Dufrenoya transitoria it is hard to tell without a view of the venter. 

as for the third one I have never seen an ammonite like that from the lower greensand are you sure it is from whale chine area? 

Finally the last one from the grey chalk at Sandown appears to be either Acanthoceras juxesbrownei (more likely) or Acanthoceras rhotomagense but it’s hard to tell without a view of the venter. Very nice finds 🙂 

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Gary W
I collected a large piece of Australiceras from whale chine many years ago and carried it back up the steps that used to be there.  We get very similar large ammonites in the Kentish Ragstone quarries and you used to be able to drive your car I  to load specimens, much easier!  ( unfortunately they are all closed and either built in  or become landfill sites now)
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Gary W
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Heres a photo of it
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