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Starfish Ophiura F3681
7.50 EUR



  Whitby
  Great Britain

Added:
november 2010
Last Modified:
november 2010

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Location description

The cliffs of Whitby consist of lower and middle jurassic limestone formations (bajocian - toarcian). Whitby is well known for its ammonites, that can be found in nodules at the base of the cliffs. They gave rise to the local folklore and were as such, sometimes sculpted into a snakestone.

East of the pier you can best collect fossils at the cliffs. At Long Bight Cliffs sediments from the "Dogger" formation are exposed in which you can find fossil plants.

There are more similar locations in this region.


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Added by: onsmartin on 09-09-2015

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Directions

The fossilbearing cliffs can be found immediately to the east of Whitby. Beware of high tides.

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Finds

Ammonites, belemnites, etc., mainly from the lower jurassic.

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Literature recommended by members

  • M. Romano & M. A. Whyte, 2015: Could stegosaurs swim? Suggestive evidence from the Middle Jurassic tracksite of the Cleveland Basin, Yorkshire, UK
    Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, doi:10.1144/pygs2015-354
    Added by FossilDude

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Museum: Whitby Museum

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