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    Field Found Fossils from East Sussex

    Post  rob1713 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:40 pm

    I'm new to the forum so I thought i'd have a try at posting a few of my better fossils found in the fields beneath the scarp slope of the south downs in East Sussex. In the past i usually gave them away but since a visit to the Isle of Wight I found i'd like to know more about what I have found.
    I know very little about them so any help with identification would be gratefully recieved.

    1 & 2.
    These are a common find here, though its rare to get them without plough or frost damage

    I believe this is an ammonite formed from marcasite,


    Another shell formed from a material similar to Marcsite without the crystaline appearance that Marcasite usually has.

    These large ammonites have turned up in the past when the plough has gone a bit deeper than usual. Unfortunately this one has been out in the frost for a number of years,

    Thanks for looking.



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    Re: Field Found Fossils from East Sussex

    Post  macrocephale on Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:08 pm

    They look great! The first two are Echinoids (sea urchins), and 4 is a brachiopod. (I couldn't be any more specific I'm afraid, there's thousands of species of each!)

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    Re: Field Found Fossils from East Sussex

    Post  Chapwi on Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:15 am

    Nice finds my friend

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