10 Aug 2011

Move over Mary Anning, here's one big ammonite...

Edited 17 April: this is a popular post, and one of the casualties of Google wiping out 5 years of my photos on Picasa. It'll be reposted in the next couple of days.

A Sunday trip to the part of Runswick beach where fossils are to be found. Blog daughter casually anounces that she has 'found an ammonite'. Here it is...
A Hilderocas, about 6 inches across (which is one big ammonite), complete and with only a little rock matrix to be picked off. Good find. A passing tourist also found an icthyosaur vertebra.

Coming next, Jurassic CSI.

2 comments:

Richard Carter, FCD said...

Fantastic!

Dee Litt-Allman said...

Hi, I was wondering if this was perhaps "Hildoceras"? As in "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hildoceras"?

Will this specimen be polished to show it deep, rich colours or will it be kept in it's natural state?

Great find!