What species of ammonite are these? I found all of these in whitby apart from the one in the top right, wich I found in skegness. I know the one in the bottom right has a brachiopod on aswell- I would appreciate it is you could identify that too. Am I right in saying they are all dactylioceras commune, or is the one in the top right a different species of Dactyleoceras (I have forgot the full name).
Your right in saying they are Dactylioceras but they are too water worn to make a better id.
You can fill your pockets with these around Whitby, the hard thing is finding the complete ones!
Thanks for the reply. Am I right in saying it is better to go after the winter storms than summer? I am asking this because when I went in spring I found loads but when I went in the summer I barely found any. Also, is redcarr a goof location and is it true you can find ice age fossils there?
We collect fossils on the Holderness coast to Whitby but occasionaly come up to Redcar and Marsk so i can only suggest the better times to collect fossils through our local experience.
On the Holderness storms move sand so if you stand on the beach and cannot see into the distance because of sand then the area past the sand is usually scoured down to the boulder clay.
I stand on top of the cliff with binoculars and look into the distance to see if I can see dark patches on the beach because these are usually rocks, if you cannot see rocks then don't go down onto the beach but move to the next venue along the coast.
I have found some of my best fossil finds in summer, unfortunately on the Holderness coast the 'get down points' onto the beach are usually accociated with holiday caravan parks and that meens loads of 'collectors', so the further you walk - the more you find.
Tide times, tide size, wind strength, wind direction, beach conditions etc and many other factors all go to making your descision as to were to collect.
Also having a good network of fossiling friends goe's a long way.
May I recomend a book called Coastal Hydraulics, it is an old book but you may be able to find one.