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  1. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (August 25, 2009, 11:16PM )

    I think you can do whatever you like provided you comply with the fossil-collecting code. There's a link to this and a good shot of fossils here: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id= 28552.

  2. David Engle

    David Engle (August 25, 2009, 04:01PM )

    If I were to travel to Seatown and Golden Cap, could I bring my Texas-sized shovel and dig a hole, say, 6 foot deep and 4 foot square? Surely the people of Seatown accept serious fossil hunters???

  3. C Lloyd

    C Lloyd (August 25, 2009, 03:55PM )

    More of British Geology: the country in unusual in having rocks of every age from the Archaean onwards readily viewable in one small landmass. The whole place is tilted, the oldest rocks are in NW Scotland and the youngest in the SE (roughly). You can walk along the south coast and see the strata exposed from Devonian and earlier through to the Neogene, and find fossils from each period. Sea Town is Jurassic country when the area was a shallow, warm sea with lots of erosion, leaving layers of fairly fine sedimentary rocks and pretty good conditions for fossilisation.

  4. C Lloyd

    C Lloyd (August 25, 2009, 03:23PM )

    Fossil central, lots of ammonites, belemnites, crinoids and snails in soft Jurassic limestone and marls. Plenty of iron pyrites fossils too. Lots of the ammonites are too soft and crumble away though and many are reduced to the body chamber only but are plentiful, Asteroceras is the most common. Every year or so a decent Ichthyosaur fossil will appear too. Still not found any marine reptile bones here though. The best bit is right under Golden Cap, a long way from the car park but it is ever thus.