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Hi guys,

I'm going on a holiday in May to the Jurassic Coast, Dorset, and I was wondering where the best places to search for fossils are? I've read that Charmouth, Seatown and Lyme Regis are good for fossils, but are there any other places I should know about?

AngryRedhead any ideas?

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Hi guys,

I'm going on a holiday in May to the Jurassic Coast, Dorset, and I was wondering where the best places to search for fossils are? I've read that Charmouth, Seatown and Lyme Regis are good for fossils, but are there any other places I should know about?

AngryRedhead any ideas?

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Up near Scarborough/Whitby is pretty famous for tree fossils (jet)
Fittingly it was also where Bram Stokers Dracula was written, I believe

There are some good fossil sites in Somerset aswell
Watchet and Kilve come to mind

I vaguely remember from a-level geology that Oxfordshire has a lot of dinosaur age fossils too, but I don't know where you could find them

Happy fossil hunting, here's to you finding one made out of iron pyrite
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Hi guys,

I'm going on a holiday in May to the Jurassic Coast, Dorset, and I was wondering where the best places to search for fossils are? I've read that Charmouth, Seatown and Lyme Regis are good for fossils, but are there any other places I should know about?

AngryRedhead any ideas?

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Watchet and Kilve in Somerset I think is good (but less well known for fossils)
Up north here is also Whitby and Scarborough for ammonites and jet
Charmouth as you said is good for iron pyrite fossils
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Up near Scarborough/Whitby is pretty famous for tree fossils (jet)
Fittingly it was also where Bram Stokers Dracula was written, I believe

There are some good fossil sites in Somerset aswell
Watchet and Kilve come to mind

I vaguely remember from a-level geology that Oxfordshire has a lot of dinosaur age fossils too, but I don't know where you could find them

Happy fossil hunting, here's to you finding one made out of iron pyrite
Thank you, I'd love to find a pyritic ammonite
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Thank you, I'd love to find a pyritic ammonite
Apologies for the second reply, my laptop messed about so I thought my first hadn't gotten posted

Pyritic ammonites are beautiful but imagine finding a pyritic ichthyosaur skull?

EDIT: I think you've found all the places yourself
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Apologies for the second reply, my laptop messed about so I thought my first hadn't gotten posted

Pyritic ammonites are beautiful but imagine finding a pyritic ichthyosaur skull?
No worries! That would be an amazing thing to find
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Lyme Regis is well know for finding fossils and Chisel beach along the far ends near Abbotsbury. Did some fossil picking over there last week.
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Lyme Regis is well know for finding fossils and Chisel beach along the far ends near Abbotsbury. Did some fossil picking over there last week.
Did you find anything interesting?
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Not this time, I wasn't paying too much attention - but I've found some pieces before. I don't have much fossil knowledge so I have no idea what they are. I go along the coast quite often with friends to gather film footage with my camera and drone. Take a look.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxRHzS-tW0
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Not this time, I wasn't paying too much attention - but I've found some pieces before. I don't have much fossil knowledge so I have no idea what they are. I go along the coast quite often with friends to gather film footage with my camera and drone. Take a look.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxRHzS-tW0
That's so cool! I'm jealous
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Cheers. Good luck with your fossil hunting ! Wish I knew more, I'd probably be out there every day if I did (and not doing uni work). ha.
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Cheers. Good luck with your fossil hunting ! Wish I knew more, I'd probably be out there every day if I did (and not doing uni work). ha.
Thanks! Good luck with uni too
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