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Nov 14, 2013 9:13 PM

Is shanklin a good place for dinosaur bones?



I am going to shanklin next year and I was wondering if it a good place for dinosaur bones.  Is it a good location for finding little fragments or is it rare to find any dinosaur fossils at all?



I would appriciate any answers on this one.

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    Nov 16, 2013 9:38 PM (in response to Dan)
    Re: Is shanklin a good place for dinosaur bones?

    Hi Dan

    You can find a lot of fossil wood at Shanklin that is very different to the specimens you find from the carboniferous.

    For a start you can usually see all of the groath rings and the wood is usually worth collecting because of it's size, then there are the specimens that are absolutly full of 'wood worm' infact there is not much wood left at all with most of the holes made by the creatures actualy touching.

    We have found ammonites there but have not found dino bones, although you can see the area at Sandown (Yarvaland) were they come from.

    An image of fossil wood from Shanklin below.



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