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2853 Views 11 Replies Last post: Aug 19, 2014 8:54 PM by Tabfish RSS
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Isle of Wight finds

Here are some of my finds from the Isle of Wight.  Any identifications would be appriciated.


1/2-  a rock which I think contains fossil raindrops and a dinosaur footprint.  Am I correct?  (Yaverland)

3- Dinosaur bone fragment? (Shanklin)

4- Dinosaur Bone fragment (Shanklin)

5-  dinosaur bone or wood?  (Shanklin)


I also found  a partial fish skeleton from Yaverland.  I have found a few vertebrae, other bones and teeth so far but I am still getting some out of the clay matrix.  They are too small to take a picture of them unfortunately.







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        Aug 3, 2014 9:28 PM (in response to Dan)
        Re: Isle of Wight finds

        Hi Daniel

        Looks like you have been very busy.

        Image 1/2 looks to be a mineral, is it heavy?

        3 looks also to be a mineral but it's hard to tell.

        4 Dino bone! possibly Iguanodon yarvalandi?

        5 Wood.

        Can't see a lot in your second post other than the matrix containing your fish, as you extract the bones from the matrix try to keep them in order of removal from the sedimentry rock then they will fit back together.

        Nice partial fish vert in your third post, something I have not found on the I,W.

        Very well done Dan, some nice finds.



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            Aug 18, 2014 9:47 PM (in response to Dan)
            Re: Isle of Wight finds

            Wow! you have been busy.

            Some good finds, Shanklin is good for wood fossils that are full of 'wood worm'? did you see any ammonites there.



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                Aug 19, 2014 8:54 PM (in response to Dan)
                Re: Isle of Wight finds

                Hi Dan, nice finds.

                Image 1 and 2 are fossil wood but it is special because of the 'wood worms' ? that have left the small round holes filled with calcite.

                Image 3 doe's look a bit like bone but I cannot see a vert, maybe a different image.

                Hope it's ok as I have attached a couple of image's of a piece of fossil wood that I found from the same area also filled with wood boring insects.



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