yorkshire rocks

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Well this is lucky. Apparently for this FossilFriday I’m starting with ammonites in stuff.

This is a look at one of our favourite ammonites, prior to the outer matrix being polished. These ‘Cannon ball’ nodules (rocks) are thought to be exclusive to the Yorkshire Coast, found nowhere else in the world. They rarely contain fossils, but when they do, they typically contain an Eleganticeras sp. ammonite. This fossil here is featured as found. When prepared, the outer pyrite coating of the nodule will be polished, to achieve a golden mirror effect.

rudston monolith ▴ rudston, east riding of yorkshire, england

the gritsone structure, which is 7.6 metres (25 ft) high and 1.75 metres (5 ft 9 in) wide, is the tallest megalith in the united kingdom. the monument dates to the late neolithic or early bronze age period; the nearest source of gritstone is nearly ten miles away, meaning it may have been moved to its current location by glacier. the tip is capped in lead to ward off erosion.

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Staithes, Yorkshire by Ian Gedge
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Different points of view. by Alan
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Two views of Idol Rock..As you can see, it looks finely balanced.. Brimham Rocks.

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Museum prepping a 7 inch ammonite for display

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Evening Light on Surprise View by James Whitesmith
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Petrifying Well, Mother Shipton’s Cave, North Yorkshire

Mother Shipton, born Ursula Southeil, was a famous English prophetess, soothsayer and was known as a witch. She was born in 1488 in a cave beside the petrifying well - the water cascades from the rocks carrying with it a high mineral content, turning any items hung beneath it ‘to stone’

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Thomason Foss by Toby Price - Coates
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Thomason Boss near Beck Hole, North Yorkshire

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yorkshire.fossilsThis rock on the foreshore of Saltwick Bay was peppered with tiny pyritised ammonites from the Bituminous shales. Although very attractive we left this for other fossil hunters to find, maybe it resides in somebody’s collection now 

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Sunset, near Malham England