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.
Here are the fish remains (although you can't see each individual one; just the container with them in.) Pic number 2 is the clay which I am getting them out of.
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?
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.
Ok thanks for the reply.
The dinosaur bone comes from shanklin.
Maybe pic 1/2 is a piece of mud stone which has an Iguanodon footprint on it?
I'll post some more of my finds tommorow.
Here are some more of my finds. It's amazing how almost every rock at Yaverland is full of shell fossils.
1/2- dinosaur tooth enamel? (Yaverland)
3- Dinosaur coprolite? (Shanklin)
4- One of many pieces of wood which I found which contains worm burrows. If you look at it with a microscope you can see the patterns just like a modern piece of wood (Shanklin)
5- Chalk fossil- Echinoid? (Yaverland)
Hi tabfish. I am 99% sure I found a piece of dino bone at Yaverland, but I haven't posted it yet as I originally thought it was just a rock. I think it could be part of a vertebrae as the bone marrow is identical to one which I bought in the IOW. I'll post a picture of it later.
I didn't see any ammonites at Shanklin but I did find a piece of coral from the lower Greensand. I'll post a picture of it later.
Here is the possible dino fragment and the coral.
1- Possible dino bone (Found at Yaverland)
2- a Another picture of the possible dino bone
3- A picture of the possible dinosaur bone with an iguanodon vertebrae. The bone marrow looks identical.
4- Coral (found at Shanklin)
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.
Thanks for the reply. The piece of fossil wood you found is an excellent find. Maybe the lines/holes could be from a maggot- type creature- a bit like what them mammals catch by tapping their long finger on the bark of wood to make the maggots/grubs think it's raining?
Do I have to preserve any of my finds using glue or something like that or will they be alright as they are?
I have attached a picture of a fossil which I am having trouble identifying. Is it wood or dino bone? There is no honeycomb structure but I'm guessing that could have worn away if it's bone?
Hi tabfish. I also found this piece at Shanklin. Is it a very worn piece of dinosaur bone?