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  East Riding of Yorkshire coast
  Great Britain

Added:
august 2012
Last Modified:
august 2012

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Location description

The East Riding coast consists of glacial boulder clay from the last iceage in the Pleistocene, part of the Neogene period. The rocks within the glacial deposits originate from various older layers. As such, you can find fossils from the Carboniferous, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Due to the loose sediment the erosion rate is very high. The best place to collect is at the base of the cliffs and on the foreshore.


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Directions

East Riding is located at the east coast of England, east of the city of York. The best places in East Riding to collect fossils in the glacial deposits are Mappleton and Hornsea. For Danes Dyke (Cretaceous limestone) see separate description.

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Finds

Bivalves, sea urchins, corals, belemnites, ammonites, trace fossils. Remains of reptiles are rare.

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Society: Hull Geological Society: University of Hull

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