Whitby – North Yorkshire is Famous For Its Deposits of Ammonite Fossils
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery - School Loans Service - Kodak Brownie Junior No 2 Camera, Ammonite Fossil and Wind-up robot. Also a case
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More exhibits and items at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
From the Great Charles Street Queensway entrance.
It opens on a Sunday at 12:30pm
Closes on Sunday's at 5pm.
Objects outside the Learning Zone for the School Loans Service.
On the right is some kind of case - part of the Schools Loan Service.
Smaller objects, left to right: Kodak Brownie Junior No 2 Camera, Ammonite Fossil and Wind-up robot.
Whitby - North Yorkshire is located close to York and near the mouth of a river called River Esk. It is also located close to a valley and was established in the year 656 when it was known as Streonshal. At that time the region was ruled by a Christian king called Oswy who was the founder of Whitby Abbey. However, a couple of centuries later, Vikings came and laid to waste the monastery which was only founded once more about another two hundred years later in the year 1078.Ever since 1078, the town was called Whitby which is a term that is derived from Norse and which means a
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Low Tides Attract Fossil Hunters
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Low Tides and Longer Days Bring Out the Fossil HuntersSpring is in the air, it is time to dust off the overalls, get out the geological hammers, the sturdy boots, the safety goggles and the trusty high visibility clothing and to once again indulge in the hobby of fossil collecting. At this time of year, the weather is getting a little milder, the worst of the winter storms are over and the bad weather will have eroded more exciting finds out of cliffs and onto beaches, making fossils much easier to obtain. Fossil hunting is a fun family activity getting you and your kids out into the fresh air to explore the world around you.Beaches can be a great place to find fossils. Wave action exposes fossils on the shoreline and helps to erode rocks and fossils out of any overhanging cliffs. Many exciting finds, even dinosaurs have been found after a careful examination of the rocks on the shore.Spring Tides can Lead to Exciting FindsIn particular, spring tides can be a blessing for any keen fossil hunter. Spring tides occur just after a new and full moon and they mark the greatest difference between high
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Want To Buy Fossils Wisely
Lower Jurassic Ammonite fossil, Dactylioceras commune GL1890
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A fossil ammonite identified as Dactylioceras sp. which is approximatley 190 million years old. It was collected in Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK.
For more information please go to geologymatters.org.uk/collections/getrecord/WAGMU_GL1890/
When looking to buy fossils to create or add to your collection it is advantageous to have some information about the fossils you want and the dealers you are buying from.Don't Pay Too Much!You can find fossils at all sorts of gift shops, rock shops, and nature stores. But here's the hitch: BE CAREFUL! The one-of-a-kind nature of fossils sometimes has a price tag--a BIG price tag! You need to know whether your fossil purveyor is reputable and knowledgeable, but most importantly, YOU need to know if they are overcharging you!A Shopping Trip Brings A Shopping TipWe found ourselves in a jewelry store that sold a very popular and pricey kind of ammonite to be made into jewelry. These ammonites truly are EXPENSIVE! But right alongside the expensive Canadian ammonites, were ammonites from Madagascar. These small ammonites are also very beautiful and unique...but not worth the $ 300 price tags that they were sporting. In fact, a fair price for them would
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Fossils – A Growing Trend In Home Decorating
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Article by Claudia Mann
There is a growing trend in interior decorating. Fossils are showing up in homes and offices in the U.S. and around the world. Large display fossil pieces, tile inlays, and table ware are just a few ways that fossils are being used in home decorating.At the recent Denver Fossil, Gem, and Mineral Show I couldn't help but listen with wonder as dealer after dealer reported the furious buying of large fossil specimens for Japanese homes and businesses. It seems that the Japanese are not only fascinated with these ancient relics, they want them for art pieces. One dealer reported that he had received an amazing figure for a reconstructed fish from the Green River Formation near Kemmerer, Wyoming. The specimen had been found in a quarry, prepared by a second party, purveyed by a third and will eventually be delivered to its new Japanese home. A great deal for all parties!Artists, too, are benefiting from the Japanese excitement over fossils. An artist who regularly uses ammonites and orthoceras in her objects d'arte creations recently told us she had been approached by a Japanese dealer who was negotiating to buy 50
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Ammolite- the fossil gem
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"europe 2011 ii: london bridge is..." set.
See the whole Europe 2011 collection.
Article by Julie Stiokes
Ammolite, the rarest gem on earth is basically a fossilised sea animal identified as Ammonites. Ammolite is a valuable and uncommon gem pretty much in rivalry with the rarity of red diamonds and alexandrite. Ammolite is largely uncovered in the region of North America, in the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains. Ammolites are manufactured of predominantly aragonite and other minerals. It has the identical composition as that of the pearls and amber. It was acknowledged as a gemstone in the year 1981 by the Globe Jewellery Confederation. It was identified as the official gemstone of the Province of Alberta in the yr 2004 and awarded the official gemstone of the Town of Lethbridge in the yr 2007.Close to 70 million decades ago when the dinosaurs ruled the planet, Ammonites lived in the sea. They lived with other marine animals before they acquired extinct by a catastrophe. Ammolite is so the fossilised type of Placenticeras meeki and P. intercalare, and it is found only in some places of the Bearpaw Formation of Late Cretaceous age (about 60-70
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