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yorkshire.fossils This is another look at one of our favourite ammonites, prior to the outer matrix being polished, for those who haven’t seen it. 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. Some of the outer chambers were broken open when we cracked open this rock, which allowed a rich smell of bituminous oil to be released.

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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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.

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crimple valley oracle ▴ harrogate, north yorkshire, england

the “oracle,” a 10m long dry stone wall made from yorkshire limestone, is the work of sculptor johnny clasper, a member of the yorkshire dry stone walling guild. it was created for the great yorkshire show and showcases the traditional dry stone walls found throughout the region.

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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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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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Museum prepping a 7 inch ammonite for display

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Evening Light on Surprise View by James Whitesmith
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Geology student has been producing a vlog of his dissertation out mapping in the rocks of the UK. This is the final one - basically here you’re tagging along with a field geologist, so enjoy!

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Sunset, near Malham England