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Jun 3, 2014 9:15 PM

fossils ?from scarborough.

hi .found these on scarborough beach with my  son jacob.can anybody tell us a little information on what we have found we like the one with the inprint of the shells.the round one shows two pictures the top looks like it may have had a hole at the top but the bottom looks like it has four lumps at each corner.the photo dosent show it how it really looks we thought it looked a bit strange for a rock.thanks beckie and jake

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    Jun 11, 2014 10:33 PM (in response to bex)
    Re: fossils ?from scarborough.

    Hello Bex

    You have some very nice finds their - well done.

    First image is known as a 'negative' it's the impression of an ammonite, (Lower Jurassic)

    Second image is something very different, without it in my hand I will take a guess because I have found a few specimens very similar on the Holderness coast.

    I think it's what is left of a fish, (lower Jurassic) it is in a water worn nodule known as an 'erratic' found loose on the beach. (rare)

    Third image is another 'erratic' with a water worn belemnite showing.

    Fourth image is again an 'erratic' but I am a bit unsure what the fossil is because it looks to be the cross section of a bivalve but the texture of fossil bone.

    The last image looks to be sandstone with imprints (negatives) of bivalves, I find these on the Holderness as well.

    Hope this helps and sorry I have not replied sooner but I have been on a week of 'nites' and the computer started playing up.



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