Hi. I was just wondering, where can Lepidodendron fossils be found in or near Yorkshire, appart from shefield?
I think I have only found one of them before (which is in one of my other posts), and I found that in West Yorkshire.
Also I was wondering, why do they never seem to be found in Sandstone? The possible lepidodendron root which I found came from the Coal (which is just below the sandstone), and the one I bought off the internet, from Sheffield came from the coal. Is this just a coincidence?
Also, is there any fossil hunting sites in Sheffield which are open to the public?
The picture is the Lepidodendron root from Sheffield, which is almost 4" long.
Nice finds Dan
I have a friend from your area who come's over to the Holderness he never mentions what is possible to find were he lives! I don't think he knows! as he never mentions the Carboniferous.
I have found very similar fossil tree roots to yours on the Yorkshire coast.
I will try to find a root (I know I have one somewere like yours) and post an image of it.
Will be best taken in the light tomorow and hopefully posted tomorow nite.
Ok. I'll be going fossil hunting tomorrow and since it is raining very heavily it should erode the semi sandstone, so I'll look for some lepidodendron roots.
When it rains it washes the mud away and leaves the fossils (hard bit's) behind just like at Speeton.
Good luck Dan, I hope you get a bag full.
I found this a while ago on the Holderness, I don't know what it is but it looks similar to what you find.
Nice find tabfish. I have an Artisia fossil which I collected in Ossett which looks quite simular, although it's deffinietly not the same species. I'll post an image of it tommorow.
How did today's fossiling go?
I found three fossils/strange rocks today. I found a calamites stem, a strange rock which looks like it has negative fossil seeds, and a very strange rock. It looks like coal, but it is much more shiny and in good light you can see through it, but I think it's just coal, but I'm not sure.
I'll post some images tomorrow.
Well done! sounds interesting.
Did you miss the bad weather?
There was some very heavy rain yesterday and this afternoon.
Glad the tides were 'wrong' for the Holderness because we had some thunder and litening, I have great respect for nature and would have come home at the first sign.
Hi again. Can't post the images today because the fossils aren't dry yet but I'll post them tommorow.
Hi again. Here are the things that I found.
1- looks like fossil seed imprints of insect wings, but probably just a rock (found in semi sandstone.)
2- It looks like coal, but it is very shiny (it hasn't been polished (found in clay.)
Oops, sorry I meant to put 'or insect wings', not 'of insect wings.'