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Insect fossil from Smokejacks quarry

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Found by one of the SDGS members from Smokejacks quarry an interesting specimen on this sideritic ironstone nodule, measuring under a 1.0mm approximately 0.3mm in length, was quite difficult to photograph.

Sideritic ironstone nodule

Partial Cockroach

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Partial Cockroach

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The insect is has now been confirmed as cockroach. See the cockroach chapter in English Wealden fossils (p.177, text-fig. 14.2B) for a good comparison. It would be difficult to put an exact species on it as not all the cockroaches have been described, and apparently need the complete wing.

“The Stamford and District Geological Society are pleased to announce that we have affiliated to Deposits Magazine and UKGE. This brings a great benefit to all members. As members will now receive a free quarterly PDF copy of deposits, packed with superb articles on fossils, rocks and minerals as part of their Membership of the SDGS. With newly signed up members also benefiting from this fantastic offer as part of joining the Stamford and District Geological Society.

More information on the magazine and online back articles can be found at www.depositsmag.com, and geological tools and equipment can be obtained from the link below.”

Dr Mark Evans talks about 50 years of the Rutland Dinosaur

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Neck vertebrae and restored skull of the Rutland C.oxoniensis

The sauropod known as the “Rutland Dinosaur” was discovered on the 19th of June 1968 and is one of the most complete specimens of a dinosaur, ever found in the United Kingdom.

Dr Mark Evans curator of natural sciences at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery will give an interesting insight into 50 years of the Rutland Dinosaur.

Full details at the link below :

50 Years On The Rutland Dinosaur

“The Stamford and District Geological Society are pleased to announce that we have affiliated to Deposits Magazine and UKGE. This brings a great benefit to all members. As members will now receive a free quarterly PDF copy of deposits, packed with superb articles on fossils, rocks and minerals as part of their Membership of the SDGS. With newly signed up members also benefiting from this fantastic offer as part of joining the Stamford and District Geological Society.

More information on the magazine and online back articles can be found at www.depositsmag.com, and geological tools and equipment can be obtained from the link below.”

Belemnite phragmocone found in Jurassic fish coprolite

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Our first ever Belemnite phragmocone found inside a Jurassic fish coprolite from the Lower Oxford Clay. Stabilzed with a drop of paraloid at the dig site…

Jurassic fish coprolite in-situ

Jurassic fish coprolite prepped

Jurassic fish coprolite in-situ

Applying paraloid to coprolite

Jurassic fish coprolite prepped

Both very pleased with our new discovery

Jurassic fish coprolite prepped

very pleased indeed 🙂

 

Visit to Middlegate quarry-South Ferriby and North Lincolnshire Museum

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Photo below and above is of Middlegate Quarry, South Ferriby: aerial 2016

Taken 2 years ago, near to South Ferriby, North Lincolnshire, Great Britain with both attributed to Photo © Chris (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Photo © Chris (cc-by-sa/2.0)

We now have a fantastic opportunity to visit (Middlegate quarry-South Ferriby) on Saturday the 28th of October 2017. With a start time of 08.00am (arrive at 07.30am) to 12.00pm taking a break for lunch. Followed by a visit to the North Lincolnshire Museum where our day shall finish at 4.00pm.

For those members interested in going then please contact Field Secretary -Kenny Nye via email.

And for those non-members wishing to go please contact Treasurer- Sheila Martin via email to apply for Society Membership

Regards,

SDGS.

This Barton-upon-Humber weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

 

“The Stamford and District Geological Society are pleased to announce that we have affiliated to Deposits Magazine and UKGE. This brings a great benefit to all members. As members will now receive a free quarterly PDF copy of deposits, packed with superb articles on fossils, rocks and minerals as part of their Membership of the SDGS. With newly signed up members also benefiting from this fantastic offer as part of joining the Stamford and District Geological Society.

More information on the magazine and online back articles can be found at www.depositsmag.com, and geological tools and equipment can be obtained from the link below.”

Introducing speakers for the 2017 / 2018 lectures

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…”It’s that time of year for the Stamford and District Geological Society to start their winter lecture program at Tinwell Village hall.” Our first talk is titled “The mass grave in the coal mine – the iguanodons of Bernissart” by Franziska Norman, a geology student, Open University and Cambridgeshire Geological Society member.

http://www.stamfordgeolsoc.org/event/an-evenings-talk-titled-the-mass-grave-in-the-coal-mine-the-iguanodons-of-bernissart-by-franziska-norman/

Regards,

SDGS.

Oxford Clay fossils from gravel exposures

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Three interesting finds found from a small Oxford Clay exposure by one of our members on a recent organised quarry visit. All three would appear to be from one of many different Jurassic Chrondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish) to be found in the once warm shallow seas around Peterborough.

These two are skull fragments and are likely to be from one of many species fish to be found.

And an anterior tooth probably from the Hybodont shark Asteracanthus ornatissimus.

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