hi went fossiling yesterday at hornsea and picked up this lovely tiny ammonite any i.d's would be greatly apprieciated .
If you know were to look you WILL find many more of these small/micro pyritic ammonites, infact much smaller than the one you have pictured.
I will post an image of some of my pyritic ammonite collection from the Holderness.
As promised, images of some of my pyritic ammonite collection from the Holderness.
To find these I have looked were the iron pyrites has settled in a 'mass' were thing's of a similar density collect together.
hi tabfish, wow your little ammonites are gorgeous thank you for showing them to me , i've been out again today don't worry i didn't take my hammer or chisels i just took my rucksack and have picked up a few things , i did bump into some ladies and was left in amazement at the trail of destruction left by them!! a fair few fossils were totally destroyed i like to think that i'm a responsible fossiler i only hammer were needed and if its to big or to fragile then i just take a photo of it . i know everyone has to start somwere but geez they took the biscuit one of them was picking up rocks with fossils in them and just smashing them to pieces !!!! anyway rant over .... sorry .
Glad to see you were out fossiling today (so was I) although the low water tide time and size was very poor for collecting at this time of year, when I was younger I went fossiling regularly twice in a day on the Holderness when the tides were good (longest day etc May/June two lows in daylight).
It would not be the first time I have put back together bit's of a fossil that someone has broken into many peices and left on the beach so look at what's left and think can I put it back together and RESTORE it to it's former glory.
I have a couple of images to show you although my spelling is poor
My best find from today was this death assemblance/Multi block containing the Lower Lias/Lower Jurassic ammonite Arniocers sp it is about 6in across and the block split really well.
A couple of images that I have attached of minerals that you can find (although this specimen was not found on the Holderness) along with the small pyritic ammonites on the Holderness.
MicaShist with Almantine Garnets.
hi tabfish thanks for the photos the multi death assembly is amazing i love it i have a similar piece myself i will post a photo soon getting back to the minerals i have picked up similar from the holderness coast have a look at this photo of a rock i tapped open just south of hornsea i've had varying i.d.'s on it the last i.d was someone thought it could be calcite and peacock ore what do you think ?
I recon Episcophagus knows there minerals!
We are very lucky on the Holderness to be able to collect minerals from Scotland and most of Scandinavia thank's to the last ice age.
A cut and polished septarean nodule from the Holderness.