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Apr 20, 2014 6:33 PM

Whitby fossils

Hi.  I have just come back from fossil hunting in Whitby.  I found: 15 'dac's', 5 brachiopods/bivalves, 1 possible ice age bone, 2 belemnites, and 2 gryphae (sorry if I spelled it wrong.)

 

I also bought a dinosaur footprint and an ammonite from natural wonders.  The ammonite was in a pile of 'dac's', which were all cheap, and then a noticed an androgyoceras (sorry if I spelled it wrong.)

 

 

I usually keep everything I find in whitby, but I found so many 'dac's' that I could not keep them all.  I found a Dac multiblock which contained many ammonites, but the boulder was too hard to smash open and it was way too big to take home.

 

Please correct my IDs if they are wrong

 

1.  Brachiopods/bivalves

2.  Dac's

3.  Ice age bone or modern

4. Belemnites

5. Gryphae (sorry if I spelled it wrong.)

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        Apr 20, 2014 8:34 PM (in response to Dan)
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        Dan, I think your IDs are right (spelling : Gryphaea)

        Nice specs.

         

        Mike

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            Apr 21, 2014 5:50 AM (in response to Dan)
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            Dan,

             

            I can't offer an ID for the Gryphaea, belemnite and ammonite.

            Maybe Tabfish can; it is more his patch.

             

            Mike

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                Apr 23, 2014 10:35 PM (in response to Dan)
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                Dan,

                 

                The one showing the obvious phragmocone is the belemnite, yes.

                 

                The other one is not obvious to me.

                I note it is parallel-sided (so not a belemnite phragmocone) and has concentric laminations (so not a belemnite rostrum).

                It is also not Bactrites (a straight cephalopod).

                 

                Tabfish - any ideas?

                 

                Mike

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                  Apr 23, 2014 10:52 PM (in response to MikeHardman)
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                  Hi Mike, not enough hours in a day at the moment!

                  You have found some nice fossils from the Whitby area Dan well done, I think the partial specimen could be a Peronoceras sp.

                  I would have gone for a partial Belemnite rostum Mike, but you have good reason for it not to be one.

                   

                  Tabfish

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                    Apr 24, 2014 7:03 AM (in response to Tabfish)
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                    Thanks Tabfish - I quite understand - Mike

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                      Apr 24, 2014 10:32 PM (in response to Dan)
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                      Hi Dan

                      When you find a nice whole one it makes a change to the run of the mill Dac's, but some are not as common as others.

                       

                      Tabfish

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                      Apr 24, 2014 10:34 PM (in response to Dan)
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                      Very nice Dan, well done on finding them and the finish.

                       

                      Tabfish

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                          Apr 25, 2014 9:54 PM (in response to Dan)
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                          Hi Dan

                          Can't put a name on the specimen unfortunatly but the colour of the matrix and the jumble of other fossils look like it is from the Lower Jurassic - Middle Lias.

                          Did you find it near Kettleness?

                           

                          Tabfish

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                              Apr 25, 2014 10:26 PM (in response to Dan)
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                              Well done Dan, I once found three Dac's in the harbour!

                              Sandsend is good for bone fossils at the moment.

                               

                              Tabfish

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                                  Apr 25, 2014 10:35 PM (in response to Dan)
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                                  Just of the top of my head Dan, Whitby has a lot of history (i have a 1811 silver Whitby trading token) they are probably looking for artifacts from the recent past.

                                   

                                  Tabfish

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                                      Apr 25, 2014 10:44 PM (in response to Dan)
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                                      We found a wooded ships block that was mineralised at Staithes, it looked like it had just been washed up.

                                       

                                      Tabfish

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                                          Apr 26, 2014 9:49 PM (in response to Dan)
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                                          Hi Daniel

                                          Very nice find - well done.

                                          It looks to be a Rugose coral.

                                          I have attached an image of one I found, cut and polished and now have in my collection.

                                          It's the grey one on top.

                                           

                                          Tabfish

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                                              Apr 26, 2014 10:11 PM (in response to Dan)
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                                              Hi Daniel

                                              I think the one you mean is possible called Lithostroton sp? a colonial coral.

                                              If you are interested in corals then the Holderness coast will not usually let you down, but if you are a 'collector' they are no good because they have not been found - in situe.

                                              Unfortunatly ALL rocks, minerals and fossils on the Holderness are Erratics because of the last ice age.

                                               

                                              Tabfish

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                                                  Apr 30, 2014 6:47 AM (in response to Dan)
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                                                  Hi Daniel

                                                  Working 'nites' at the moment so I have not got much time, I think you are correct with your I.D.

                                                  I have attached a couple of images of similar specimens to yours containing Lithostroton and sea lilly stems, I usually put thes smaller beach pebbles that contain fossils into my pocket and they soon polish up.

                                                  Nice interesting find.

                                                   

                                                  Tabfish

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                                                  May 5, 2014 6:32 AM (in response to Dan)
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                                                  Hi Daniel

                                                  Just finnished a week (7) of nite shifts, i have been bussey taking the family to our static on the Holderness coast in my spare time - so unfortunately not much time for the forum.

                                                  Can I suggest having a look at the Scarborough and Whitby museum fossil id site? everything on the Yorkshire coast from Belemnites to Dino's are on here.

                                                  I will have a look at the Belemnite, can you repost an image please.

                                                   

                                                  Tabfish

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