What´s in the egg ?

"Boiling" sea in Robin Hoods Bay - March 23,2013

“Boiling” sea in Robin Hoods Bay – March 23,2013

I know this is kind of silly and it´s also a little late, but the opportunity is just so tempting…

We´ve just returned home from a fortnight’s holiday on the Yorkshire coast,  and most of the time it was bitterly cold and the sea looked
just like on the picture above. This usually is good for fossil hunting, since it turns the beaches around and exposes fresh material,
but can be a little problem at times, when a strong easterly wind keeps you from getting to the locations you want to go, even at low tide.

Anyway, on one of these days I found this little nodule at Bay Ness :

Egg shaped nodule as found with an ammonite just showing, height = 9 cm / 3.5 "

Egg shaped nodule as found with an ammonite just showing, height = 9 cm / 3.5 “

There are some nodules, in which the fossil is just under the surface and some exposure to seas like shown above,
where the nodule is frequently and violently bashed against other rocks, will sometimes break out a little window
showing the fossil inside.

Now when I unpacked my finds yesterday, that little egg of a nodule had to be made into an Easter greeting :

Aegoceras (Androgynoceras) maculatum (YOUNG & BIRD, 1822) , 4.5 cm / 1.75 " diameter

Aegoceras (Androgynoceras) maculatum (YOUNG & BIRD, 1822) , 4.5 cm / 1.75 ” diameter

Happy Easter !

AndyS

 

 

 

 

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  1. David Pearson

     /  April 1, 2013

    Can’t wait for it to hatch Dave

    On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 3:35 PM, Yorkshire Ammonites (and other fossils )

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