Im hoping I can get some info on a few items found on the yorkshire coastline a few weeks ago . The first of which I have attached pictures of to this message .
The others I shall send each on a seperate messages . Thanks for your help it is really appreciated
This is a nodule. NOT an egg. Remember, these came from a marine environment and eggs in would be incredibly rare. What you have looks like the commonly found nodule - these can contain fossils if you split them. What you are calling the "shell" is the more pyritic skin to the nodule.
If you still think this is an egg, take it to Byron in Whitby to handle it in person.
your title suggests you know what you are talking about . Firstly thanks for your input and I can appreciate what your saying but within a few yds of it I found two mammoth teeth I think and definately a petrified ear of a mammal . Not fossilised petrified . Surely these items suggest the item came out of the permafrost and as such must have been displaced from elswhere . When it walks like a duck looks like a duck and quacks..... usually a duck . I understand peoples reservations . Its crazy what I found in an hour and a half that day but I think if u look into the jurassic record is generally whitby and north until much further south and inbetween is cretaceous . So these items or at least some of them have no right to be there . Yet where I found them there are two periods of fossil record both in the same area as a result of glaciers and that is that . Ill peg a picture of the ear upon request. Thanks buddy good advice
I agree with taking some of your fossils to Byron. If you go to my post: how big was this megalodon, you will see a megalodon tooth which I bought from him. He also has a youtube video of him finding an ammonite. He is really knolagable about fossils; one of the best paleontologists in Britain, in my opinion.
You have found a pyritic nodule from bed 33 of the cannonball doggers from the Whitby area.
It is from the Lower Jurassic and is more commonly known as a Cannonball.
Occasionally you will find the pyrite covered limestone nodule (they com in different shapes) has been formed around a fossil, usually an ammonite called Eleganticeras elegantulum although I have found coprolites, bone and on one occasion a shark spine.
If you split and find an ammonite you can polish the nodule and it will have a golden shine to it.
When this is done professionally they turn into a beautiful object that is very valuable.
Sometimes when you find them the pyrite crust is rotten an can be removed with ease but when polished it will be grey to black in colour.
Sorry for the delay been having difficulties with the website it wouldn't let me reply .
Anyway thanks for your clincher mate it settled our debate and a lesson has been learned by myself . Shut up and listen ! Thankfully I'm a quick learner . Respect to Dan who seems to have nailed it kinda and who I adamantly disagreed with .
I have more to post yet so please stop me earlier next time ! Lol .
Needed to post that b4 bed .
I shall deal with the others tomorrow .
Thanks mate got mixed emotions but at least I know now .