17 Apr 2012

Move over Mary Anning, this is one big ammonite...(repost)

A Sunday trip to the part of Runswick beach where fossils are to be found. Blogdaughter casually announces that she has 'found an ammonite'. Here it is...
Hilderocas ammonite, lower jurassic (approx 180 million years old) 6 inches diameter, found after a cliff fall at Runswick Bay summer 2011.

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.

(PS. Blogdaughter does not want the matrix picked off. Her find, her decision.)

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