Issues

p3540_20_AYSDYIssue 056 – 2018

  • Whitby Jet and the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event
  • The mystery of Genevieve – the Golden Dinosaur from the depths of the London Mine
  • Beginners class: the basics of classification
  • Urban geology: productid brachiopods in Amsterdam and Utrecht
  • La Gomera: a short geological guide
  • The geology of Leonardo’s Virgin of the Rocks
  • “Cannibal the animal” – the making of a monster
  • How to recognise a pistol shrimp Matúš Hyžný
  • The very down-to-earth Vasquez rocks portray the surface of alien planets for the media
  • Brihadeeswarar Temple
  • Crinoids at Hartington
  • Geo Junkets: New Zealand North Island – Part 1
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p3540_20_AYSDYIssue 055 – 2018

  • The prominent figures of the 1800s who gave rise to vertebrate palaeontology
  • The mysterious blue orbs of K2 granite
    Colourful bluffs in Long Island recall the most recent ice age
  • Urban geology: a failed example of gabions as false urban geology from the Netherlands
  • The Clarkia Flora: 16-million-year-old plants offer a window into the past
  • Carbonate platforms and coral reefs: the Coralline Oolite Formation of the Yorkshire Upper Jurassic
  • Writhlington revisited – a polychrome perspective (part 3)
  • A ‘Heavy Metal painter’ meets a ‘Heavy Metal palaeontologist’
  • Bryozoans in the English Chalk
  • Introduction to the Messel Pit
  • Rocks in Roslin Glen: a record of a swampy past
  • Stop the press: the Jurassic Coast starts in the Permian
  • The mystery of time: the quest to solve the age of the Earth
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p3540_20_AYSDYIssue 054 – 2018

  • Triassic beasts and where to find them
  • Fulletby brickyard – a classic locality in the Upper Jurassic Kimmeridge Clay Formation in Lincolnshire –
  • Boxstones – in search of Miocene Suffolk
  • Urban geology – the strange tale of a windowsill
  • Microfossils in 3D – stereophotography of ancient micro-organisms
  • The geological transformation of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Volcanism in the ancient world
  • The daily lives of fossil reptiles
  • Headbanging, rocking and moonwalking fossils
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Issue 053 – 2018

  • Folklore of fossil molluscs
  • The Curious Lore of Precious Stones
  • Images of cells preserved in stone
  • Urban geology: gabions in the Dutch townscape –
  • Historically important unconformities in Scotland and Northern England
  • Carrara marble from the Apuan Alp: another famous ancient workable stone
  • The trouble with pyrite
  • The “thick-shelled mussel” Pycnodonte (Phygraea) vesiculare: – “Fossil of the Year” 2017
  • The Dendermonde Mammoth: fighting pyrite decay – and the preservation of unique paleontological heritage
  • Stratigraphy: it’s all about layers, isn’t it?
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Issue 052 – 2017

  • A pale white dot
  • Roman quarries in Austria and Germany – a short sight-seeing tour
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine of Poland (part 2)
  • Urban geology – the Worsley Park wall game, Manchester
  • One way to ‘collect’ a massive specimen – simple photogrammetry in the field using a mobile phone –
  • Fossil fish from the north of Scotland
  • Agate: a mineral that develops with age, water and moganite
  • Writhlington revisited – a polychrome perspective (part 2)
  • Fake fossils by the hundred: the story of Johann Beringer’s ‘lying-stones’
  • Great Plains geology – a personal journey
  • Urban micrometeorites – a myth?
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Issue 051 – 2017

  • Siri Scientific Press: a UK-based publisher specialising in palaeontology
  • The Geologists’ Association: an overview
  • What’s so special about South Devon?
  • Dinosaurs of China: ground shakers to feathered flyers
  • Dinosaurs of China: UKAFH and Deposits visit the exhibition
  • Dinosaurs of China: UKAFH interviews Dr Adam Smith – curator of the exhibition
  • Dinosaurs of China: exclusive interview with Chris Packham, – broadcaster and naturalist
    The Anthropocene: should we designate a new epoch? A geologist’s perspective
  • Geo junkets – Iceland (part 3) – Jesse Garnet White (USA)
  • The Wieliczka Salt Mine of Poland (part 1)
  • The tongue-twisting horror – or beauty – of the names of organisms: a Linnaean heritage
  • Discovering dinosaurs in Britain: the significance of the British dinosaur record
  • Marble from the Isle of Paros in Ancient Greece
  • Writhlington revisited: a polychrome perspective (part 1)
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Issue 050 – 2017

  • Folklore of fossil fish
  • Seeing into the ‘Stone Age’: the stone tools of early man
  • The Musée-Parc des Dinosaures (Dinosaur Museum-Park) in Mèze, France
  • Australia’s polar Cretaceous mammals
  • Fulgurites – with the look and shape of lightning bolts
  • The Tully Monster – is this the world’s most mysterious animal?
  • Worm monstrosity – a giant extinct worm
  • All change at Selsey, West Sussex, UK
  • The Armboth Dyke, Lake District, UK
  • Geo junkets – Iceland: Part 2
  • The Jurassic Coast (or is it?) with the Geologists’ Association
  • Urban geology: a rostroconch in Hoofddorp
  • Stegosaurus: Colorado’s state fossil
  • Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) – using geology to fight climate change
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Issue 049 – 2017

  • The geology of islands
  • Wealden insects: an artist’s impression (Part 3)
  • Geo junkets – Iceland (Part 1)
  • The abundant yet understudied fossil record of ghost shrimps
  • Erratics from the fields and beaches of the Isle of Wight
  • Dinosaur footprints (Part 4) – the locations close to Whitby where they can be found
  • The 50th anniversary of the Essex Rock and Mineral Society
  • Nebraska, USA: wonderful fossils, natural history museums and public art depicting fossils
  • Turning fossils into jewellery (Part 1) Just what did an ammonite look like
    Turning fossils into jewellery (Part 2) From sketch to final product
  • Siwalik Fossil Park, Himachal Pradesh State, India (Part 2)
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Issue 048 – 2016

  • Author profile
  • Wealden insects: an artist’s impression (Part II)
  • Encountering desert deposits in Oman
  • Folklore of fossil echinoderms
  • A warming medieval climate supports a revolution in agriculture
  • Emeralds from the Hohe Tauern (Austria): a precious stone with a long history
  • Dinosaur footprints (Part 3) – a brief look at the six footprint groupings
  • Siwalik Fossil Park, Himachal Pradesh State, India: Part 1
  • Utah: a geologist’s wonderland – Chetan Patel (USA)
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Issue 047 – 2016

  • Digging the dirt: excavations of Cretaceous vertebrates in the Southern Utah desert
  • Humble flint sea urchins and the stories they tell
  • Dinosaur footprints (Part 2) –
  • Author profile – Dr David Penney FRES, FLS, FSB (UK)
  • Urban geology: New Red Sandstone at Amsterdam Airport
  • Fossil crustaceans as parasites and hosts
  • Cryptic crab caves in Caenozoic corals
  • The Hans Sloane fossil collection at the Natural History Museum, London
  • The Regale of France: Henry VIII’s lost ruby
  • Fossil folklore: some myths, monsters, swallows and butterflies
  • The Erzberg Mine in Austria: an iron ore reserve with a long tradition
  • A fossil hunter’s guide to the Yorkshire coast
  • Wealden insects: an artist’s impression (Part I)
  • Hutton’s unconformity and the birth of ‘Deep Time’
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Issue 046 – 2016

  • Pett Level with UKAFH
  • Dinosaurs footprints on the Isle of Skye, Scotland –
  • Annual meeting of the Geological Society of America,- Baltimore, November 2015
  • Glacial rock flour and the preservation of Greenland fossil fish
  • The weird world of fossil worm cocoons
  • The histology of a sauropod rib bone found in the Wessex formation, Hanover point, Isle of Wight.
  • Fossil folklore: ammonites
  • A late Pleistocene bone bed at Shropham Pit, Norfolk, 1994
  • Khajuraho stone temples of India – Khursheed Dinshaw (India)
    The dinosaur footprints of Whitby – Dr Trevor Watts (UK)
  • A historical note on amber
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Issue 045 – 2016

  • ‘Finders, keepers’: the lost world of some Isle of Wight geological heroes
  • Thomas Jefferson’s mammoth problem
  • The Bass Rock, Firth of Forth
  • Colorado mountain memories
  • Saltwick Bay, North Yorkshire
  • The geology of Saint Helena,
  • Mammoth – Jenna Salvat (USA)
    Cryolophosaurus
    Exquisite habits of datolite crystals
  • Big Island, Hawaii – Part 3
  • Cramped conditions: palaeontological implications of Recent borings in a chalk cobble
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Issue 044 – 2015

  • Barry’s secret dinosaurs
  • Jurassic Park meets the US presidential race 2016 –
    Urban geology: palaeontology at the Wagamama restaurant, Amsterdam
  • Guide to minerals: Amethyst
  • The geology and fauna of the Spilsby Sandstone Formation of Nettleton, Lincolnshire, UK
  • Rival theories by English amateurs: Matley, Trechmann and the geological origin of Jamaica
  • Fossil homes of vanished hermit crabs
  • International appeal to collectors of natural and cultural objects
  • The Identification and Advisory Service –
  • Iguanodon is older than you think: the public and private announcements of Gideon Mantell’s giant prehistoric herbivorous reptile
  • Big Island, Hawaii, Part 2
  • Fossil crustaceans – Dr Neale Monks (UK)
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Issue 043 – 2015

  • The Bhimbetka rock shelters and paintings of India
  • Urban geology: palaeontology at the Wagamama restaurant, Amsterdam
  • Arthropleura: Germany’s ‘Fossil of the Year’
  • The geology of the Moray Coast
  • Interesting borings
  • An unexpected find (a geological fantasy)
  • Guide to minerals: Copper
  • A rare Cretaceous ichthyosaur from Lincolnshire
  • Fabulous folds: Variscan tectonics in southwest England
  • Natural beauty American style
  • The Pulver Gulch prospect: a hidden reserve of metamorphic minerals
  • Ascending Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island
  • Big Island, Hawaii: Part 1
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Issue 042 – 2015

  • Shark teeth provide a new look at Arctic climate change
  • Guide to minerals: Amazonite
  • Urban geology: boulders and the Dutch
  • Mary Anning’s ‘Fish-Lizard’:  a new species of ichthyosaur
  • Jehol-like Cretaceous polar fossils from Australia
  • Youth earth science scholars as rangers at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Earth science haiku
  • New fossil discoveries from a dredge-constructed beach: Part 2
  • Copper Country datolite nodules
  • Dinosaur quarries of Hastings
  • Inclusions in precious and semi-precious gemstones – a fascinating microcosm
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Issue 041 – 2015

  • Len’s collection goes to Cambridge
  • Urban geology: two granites
  • Ammonites of the Ampthill Clay, Lincolnshire
  • Fossil insects: 400myrs of ecological dominance
  • Guide to minerals: Beryl
  • The Rancho La Brea tar pits and their extinct mammals
  • “Caution thrown away”
  • New fossil discoveries from a dredge-constructed beach: Part
  • Hard work breaks no bones: – a bone from the Wealden facies gets revealed
  • Looking through a crystal ball: unravelling the wonders of trilobite eyes
  • Mining in ancient Greece and Rome
  • Fossil preparations as “art” under the – US Visual Artists Rights Act
  • Windmills and building stones: Antigua, West Indies
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Issue 040 – 2014

  • An Irish odyssey
  • Guide to minerals: bauxite
  • Urban geology: monumental geology
  • Collecting minerals in the Eifel Mountains
  • The petrified wood of the Oligocene of Antigua
  • A phenomenal fossil fern forgotten – for 40 years
  • “Teacher”
  • ‘Miste Day’: 9 February 2014
  • The formation of Calvert Cliffs
  • Microconchids – extinct tubeworms in polychaetes’ clothing
  • Salthill Quarry, Clitheroe: a resource being revitalised
  • The fossil foraminiferan follies of Randolph Kirkpatrick and Chonosuke Okamura
  • The nautilus and the ammonite
  • Geology and fossils of the Hastings area
  • Cameos from Ancient Greece and Rome: – small but precious treasures
  • An alternative view on climate change
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Issue 039 – 2014

  • Ammonites and belemnites from the Early Cretaceous Claxby Ironstone Formation of Nettleton Hill
  • Guide to minerals: pale blue celestine
  • Urban geology: brush up your neoichnology
  • Field trip to the building stones of Canterbury
  • The mollusc-munching mini-croc from – Dinosaur Island
  • Haiku: Archaeopteryx
  • The world’s longest death track
  • Screwstones
  • The story of the Kaloneri Elephant
  • Mammoths in the freezer
  • The nature of trace fossils
  • Early sponges: an overlooked treasure
  • Recent fossil finds in the Hastings area
  • Mineral collecting in Slovakia
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Issue 038 – 2014

  • Fossil of hairy, squirrel-sized creature sheds light on evolution of earliest mammals
  • Guide to minerals: celestine
  • Urban geology: a sunny Sunday in Hoofddorp
  • On the trail of giant brachiopods
  • John Hesketh and the finding of the – ‘Aveley Elephants’
  • Mountains grow so high
  • Miocene mud and more: Miste 2013
  • The geology and fauna of the South Ferriby foreshore –
  • Students interpret the earth as text in field methods course
  • A dinosaur track investigation
  • On fossil beaked whales, phosphorites and ocean floors
  • The West Coast Fossil Park, Western Cape, South Africa
  • The first description of dinosaur fossils by Al-Andalusī in the twelfth century
  • Baffling bones from Lyme Regis
  • Collecting minerals around the world
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Issue 037 – 2014

  • Earliest complete fossil from major group of ancient mammals
  • Guide to minerals: selenite
  • Middle Triassic marine vertebrates from China
  • Andrey Atuchin: an interview with a natural history illustrator
  • Fossil seabeds
  • The crinoids of Ayrshire
  • The young collector
  • Aspects of human evolution: a history of stone tools
  • I used to be… and A meteor and the sun
  • Fforest Fawr Geopark
  • Tauern gold: the history of gold mining in the Central Alps
  • Farming for fossils
  • Highland treasure: Scotland’s fossil treasure trove
  • The Wyoming Dinosaur Center: the sauropod of ‘Don’t Fall’
  • Fiery rain: cosmochemist discovers potential solution to meteorite mystery
  • Directory of societies and associations
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Issue 036 – 2013

  • Bridge species drive tropical engine of biodiversity
  • Rediscovering Doncaster’s geology and palaeontology: hidden treasures of the borough
  • Members’ night at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Colorado with Dr Sampson
  • Thrihnukagigur
  • Colorado
  • Interpreting ammonite fossils
  • New discovery of Ute artefacts in El Paso County
  • METEORA: The geology behind the International Heritage Site
  • The geology and fossils of the Burnham Chalk Formation of North Ormsby, Lincolnshire
  • Going green: chloritized tuffs from the Oligocene of Antigua, West Indies
  • Glory
  • The graptolites of Abereiddy Bay
  • Shedding light on an isolated skull: a newly described elasmosaur skeleton from the Late Cretaceous of Morocco
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Issue 035 – 2013

  • An unusual association of a Recent oyster and a slipper limpet
  • Proterochampsids: a key group in continental Triassic ecosystems
  • Exploding star missing from formation of the solar system
  • Minerals from Trepča
  • A short introduction to trilobites
  • Twilight of the mammoths
  • Fun with geology
  • Nothosaurus marchicus: a reconstruction of a Sauropterygian from Winterswijk, The Netherlands
  • A Florissant fossil spider discovery
  • New systematic fossil collection at the Möns Klint GeoCenter
  • Treasures from the beaches of Sedar Bay: part 3
  • The geology and landscape of Levisham and Newtondale, Yorkshire: an overview
  • Features in the field: ignimbrites of the Yr Arddu syncline
  • A Ute arrow straightener made of Jurassic dinosaur bone
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Issue 034 – 2013

  • A closer look at a Jurassic dinosaur bone from the Morrison Formation: a dinosaur bone primer
  • The geology of East Greenland
  • Park County yields treasure trove of chalcedony and petrified wood
  • The geology of Essex
  • Holtaheia – an inspirational mountain of tragedy, mystery and hope
  • A preliminary study on a large scraper from Central Wyoming
  • Age of fishes
  • The fossil beetles of Bognor Regis, West Sussex
  • Scottish Fossils by Nigel H Trewin
  • Agios Georgios Cave, Kilkis: 50 years of history, 30,000 years of prehistory
  • Shear zones – natural laboratories of rock deformation and mineral alteration
  • Treasures from the beaches of Sedar Bay: part 2

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Issue 033 – 2013

  • Hunting the Dutch beach of Hoek van Holland for fossils: from fossil mice to mammoths
  • The artistic reconstruction of palaeoenvironments: a unique fusion of science and art
  • Jamaican fossil crabs
  • Ginkgo forests, sharks and tsunamis in the Swedish countryside
  • Fossil arachnids
  • Fossil sea urchins from the Middle Eocene of Barton
  • Recent fossil discoveries from the Morrison Formation
  • Treasures from the beaches of Sedar Bay: part 1
  • The culture of amber in Scotland
  • Ancient sandstone injectites along the Ute Pass

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Issue 032 – 2012

  • Faunal tracks and a recent discovery of swimming traces from the Middle Jurassic of the Yorkshire Coast
  • Invertebrate fossils from the Lower Muschelkalk of Winterswijk, The Netherlands
  • The strangest of graptolites
  • Jamaica’s geodiversity (Part 2)
  • The Giant’s Causeway: other volcanic highlights
  • Poem: An Ode to a Rock
  • Fossil DNA: Could you receive a blood transfusion from a Neanderthal?
  • Minerals from the Muschelkalk quarry of Winterswijk
  • Diadematoid echinoids: a cryptic part of the tropical fossil record
  • In pursuit of understanding: fossils that do not fit our world view
  • A hidden gem in the heart of Barcelona: the Geological Museum of the Seminary –
  • This fossil: discovering a fossil salmon from the Messinian of Italy

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Issue 031 – 2012

  • Giant trilobites and biotite nodules in Portugal
  • Jamaica’s geodiversity (Part 1): introduction and some older highlights
  • Sub-fossils in copal: an undervalued resource
  • Geoscience highlights from the Harvard Museum of Natural History
  • A new museum in Northern Greece: the Siatista Historical Palaeontological Collection
  • The other mass extinctions
  • Your finds: from discussfossils.com
  • Location profile: Wren’s Nest, West Midlands
  • The Giant’s Causeway (Part 1)
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Issue 030 – 2012

  • Toro Toro: a palaeontological treasure of the Andes
  • Hell’s Gate – part II
  • Two days of trawling in the Eurogully
  • A Palaeocene Lagerstätte in France
  • The Cretaceous of the Carpathian Basin: Hungarian fossil reptiles from Iharkút
  • Making the most of what you have: fossil collecting for the geographically less fortunate
  • Fossil insects from the Lower Cretaceous of Southern England
  • Fossil fakes and their recognition
  • The Geology of Barcelona: an urban excursion
  • The real ‘Southend Rock’
  • New predator “dawn runner” discovered in early dinosaur graveyard
  • The fossil lions of Europe
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Issue 029 – 2012

  • Triassic salt in the High Atlas of Morocco
  • New names of minerals honour scientists
  • Hell’s Gate
  • Lost Dorset dinosaur footprint site
  • The Triassic of the Carpathian Basin: ancient oceans, ammonites and arguments
  • Tertiary cephalopods, or where did all the ammonites go?
  • Visiting the Zigong Dinosaur Museum
  • Leedsichthys: a very private suspension feeder
  • Colonising skeletal substrates: encrusters and borers from the Upper Jurassic oyster shell beds of Central Poland
  • Geological expedition along the southwest coast of Scotland
  • The mine
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Issue 028 – 2011

  • Broken Hill – Australia’s silver city
  • Dinocochlea: a possible solution to the mysterious spiral of Hastings
  • Fossils of the Carpathian Basin: introduction
  • An ammonite pendant from Highland New Guinea
  • Palaeozoic fossils from Central Europe: a geological expedition in the Southern Alps of Austria
  • A post nodular agate formation phenomenon: copper infused agates from the Wolverine #2 Mine
  • A field guide to Barbados (Part 6)
  • Another day at the office: working as a wellsite geologist in the North Sea
  • The geology and terrestrial life of the Carboniferous

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Issue 027 – 2011

  • The Suffolk fossil albatross: Richard Lydekker and historical seabird distributions
  • Isle of Wight trip
  • Fossil pollen reveals Florissant’s Ice Age environment
  • Preparation and study of fossils in amber
  • Ammonite wars
  • Fossils of the Whitby coast
  • Scottish ‘Stones of Destiny’
  • A field guide to Barbados (Part 5): the Scotland District
  • A mammoth discovery at the Florissant fossil beds
  • The world’s smallest dinosaur? The ‘Ashdown maniraptoran’
  • Tiny bubble theory of Lake Superior agate formation (Part IV): tiny bubbles and reflections on theories of agate formation
  • Supernova shrapnel found in meteorite
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Issue 026 – 2011

  • Fossil collecting at Bracklesham, West Sussex
  • A journey through Geopark Shetland
  • 3D photographs of fossil gastropods from the ancient Paratethys Ocean
  • Take me to the rocks
  • On location: Camustianavaig, Skye
  • A field guide to Barbados (Part 4):
  • An introduction to aetosaurs
  • Tiny bubble theory of Lake Superior agate formation (Part III): non-silica minerals and colours in agates –
  • Book reviews
  • Recent finds
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Issue 025 – 2011

  • Dinosaur mines of the Kem Kem
  • The hand-beast of Blackwaterfoot
  • The Wyoming Dinosaur Center
  • The secret life of starfish
  • The Geology Matters website shows the history of the Earth
  • Ancient artefacts: ornamental beads from Egyptian tombs
  • A history of cameos
  • A field guide to Barbados – (Part 3): northern Barbados
  • Who did it? Bite marks in Jurassic and Cretaceous ammonites
  • Tiny bubble theory of Lake Superior agate formation (Part II): results from other laboratories and inclusions such as crystals and plumes
  • Salthill Quarry, Clitheroe: a resource degraded
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Issue 024 – 2010

  • Australia’s lost sea
  • Coping with coprolites
  • Volcanoes in Garrotxa
  • Fossils in Denmark: Danish chalk
  • This fossil: another trackway from the past
  • Tiny bubble theory of Lake Superior agate formation (Part 1): tiny bubbles, the husk and silica accumulation in the cavity
  • To what extent can the end-Permian mass extinction be contributed to a single, catastrophic event?
  • A field guide to Barbados – (Part 2): coastal geology of southeast Barbados
  • Ever since then: shining light on a clear evolutionary trail
  • Mollusc: diversity for palaeontologists
  • Seeds from the London Clay

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Issue 023 – 2010

  • Fleshing-out a dinosaur-eating snake
  • Whitby Museum
  • Does the ground sloth, Mylodon darwinii, still survive in South America?
  • Fossils of the West Somerset coast
  • De Kuilen: a Dutch treasure trove of Neogene vertebrates
  • A tale of amateur and professional cooperation: Flexomornis howei
  • A passion for fossils of mammalian ancestors leads to prize- winning PhD
  • The Rochechouart meteorite
  • On the origin of Agate: a 300-year-old enigma
  • The geology of Falkland Islands
  • From sharks’ teeth to sea urchins – a palaeontological expedition through the Northern Alpine foreland in Austria

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Issue 022 – 2010

  • Moeraki Boulders: giant marbles of New Zealand
  • Renovated palaeontology exhibits at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
  • Palaeontologist Michael Coates launches fossil shark hunt
  • New publication: The Dalradian of Scotland
  • Iron from the sky
  • The trace fossils of Redhill Ridge’s Dakota Sandstones
  • Barrow Hill: ‘the Dudley volcano’
  • “I, a Geologist”: the geology of Charles Darwin
  • The monster nautiluses of the Palaeozoic
  • A field guide to Barbados (Part 1): introduction
  • Hell and high water: the digs of Dinosaur Cove –
  • Sharks of Whale Valley (or should that be whales of shark valley?)

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Issue 021 – 2010

  • Mull’s famous Leaf Beds
  • More on the dinosaurs of the Booth Museum, Brighton
  • Rose and blue quartz
  • Colossal tortoises, climate change and the evolution of Europe’s largest ‘modern’ reptiles
  • This fossil: a personal view of the caves of Soyons
  • Fossil fish of Scotland
  • Getting some exercise: walking the beaches of Denmark for fossils
  • ‘Project Emerging’: Zoophycos
  • ‘Fabulous Fossils’ exhibition at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
  • “I, a Geologist”: the geology of Charles Darwin (Part 1)
  • Biochar: what is it and why is it generating so much interest?
  • Shining white ammonites: ammonites from the Posidonia Shales of Southern Germany
  • Dinosaurs at the Nebraska State Capitol
  • Geology museums of Britain (1) – The National Stone Centre, Derbyshire

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Issue 020 – 2009

  • Exploring the Jurassic at Zalas Quarry, southern Poland
  • The diversity of trace fossils from the Triassic of Winterswijk, the Netherlands.
  • This fossil: the dinosaur relic.
  • Fossil sea urchins as hard substrates
  • Sands of Gobi Desert yield new species of nut-cracking dinosaur
  • Mineral classics from Wales
  • Climate events let ice age mammoths go far below 40°N.
  • Deciphering carpoids: fossil ‘problematica’.
  • Collecting rocks and minerals: a recollection
  • Geological field trip through Scotland: basalts from the Isle of Skye
  • Echinoids
  • Dinocochlea: the mysterious spiral of Hastings
  • Coccoliths: tiny fossils with immense paleontological importance

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Issue 019 – 2009

  • Amber deposits of the Dominican Republic’s northern cordillera
  • Dinosaurs in La Rioja
  • Thiepval Memorial
  • In the shadow of the Isle of Wight dinosaurs
  • This fossil: Parabrontopodus?
  • Harvesting the extinct Bennettitales
  • Blue John stone: a remarkable fluorite
  • The ‘corallines’ of the Coralline Crag: bryozoans from Suffolk
  • How soil science helps solve crime
  • The mastodon of Milia – the longest tusks in the world
  • Riccardo Levi-Setti: experimental physicist and trilobite expert
  • Dear Deposits…
  • Cerro Negro
  • Pierre Teilhard de Chardin 1881-1955: a geologist priest in Hastings
  • Field trip to the Antwerp Harbour area, Belgium

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Issue 018 – 2009

  • Rare amber inclusion of harvestman donated to National History Museum
  • Locations in Canada’s Nova Scotia province: Part 3:
  • New Meat-eating dinosaur from Argentina has bird-like breathing system
  • A fossil sword pommel from Malaya
  • 3D photography of fossils: ammonites from the Northern Limestone Alps of Austria
  • The British Carboniferous Limestone
  • This fossil: Chirotherium sp.
  • Rico Partido: volcanic perfection in the Canaries
  • Conulariids: fossilised jellyfish
  • It doesn’t have to be dinosaurs
  • Earth history in miniature
  • Sieving out the big picture

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Issue 017 – 2009

  • Fossils from the Polish Bathonian clays
  • Locations in Canada’s Nova Scotia province: Part 2: Blue Beach – a locality in the Annapolis Valley
  • Sharks of the Moroccan Phosphates
  • Fossils down under or finding fossils in boreholes
  • A foraminiferan adventure
  • The one that got away
  • The geologist’s tool kit
  • Dinosaurs of the Isle of Wight
  • World earthquakes
  • Fossils of the Gault Clay
  • Denizens of the Oxford Clay

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Issue 016 – 2008

  • Preserving geological museum collections
  • Oxygene-free storage for museum specimens
  • From sea to sand – Ancient marine reptiles from the deserts of Saudi Arabia – Benjamin Kear (Australia)
  • Earthlearningidea
  • The disparids: weird and weedy crinoids of the Palaeozoic
  • Tunnelling for dinosaurs in the High Arctic
  • Locations in Canada’s Nova Scotia province. Part 1: Joggins – a Carboniferous fossil forest site
  • Belemnites
  • The saber-toothed cat of the North Sea
  • Lavas from Hawaiian volcano contain fingerprint of planetary formation
  • Meteorites: ‘rocks’ from space
  • A splendid falsification: a double story
  • Collecting fossils in Florida
  • Geology of Grandfather Mountain

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Issue 015 – 2008

  • A walk to Mull’s famous fossil tree
  • Curio Bay’s fossil forest
  • The geology of Mars: discoveries by Spirit and Opportunity
  • Meteorites and tektites
  • The Spittles landslip, Lyme Regis
  • Fossil forests in the freezer
  • Jurassic Coast fossil collecting and the Eype Starfish Bed
  • Your Planet Earth
  • An excursion to Krakatau – part 2 –
  • Triassic reptiles from the Lower Muschelkalk of Winterswijk –
  • Drought in South Australia creates soil problems
  • Gold panning at Wanlockhead
  • The Scottish Fossil Code
  • The geology of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

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Issue 014 – 2008

  • New Zealand rock hunting Heather Wilson
  • Orphan mine site taken into care Tanya Piejus
  • Carboniferous fossils protecting our Eocene coastline
  • Recent finds Crinoids and an introduction to them
  • An excursion to Krakatau – part 1
  • The Exciting world of collecting fluorescent minerals
  • Natural wonders of the Maghreb an expedition through Morocco’s geological history
  • Fossil hunting in Denmark – part 2
  • In the footsteps of T. rex and other prehistoric giants: my trip to the Hell Creek, Green River and Niobrara Chalk formations
  • Earthquake in Lincolnshire: 27 February 2008
  • Greatest UK earthquakes
  • Chrissie and the fossil tree
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Issue 013 – 2008

  • Fossil hunting in Denmark
  • British fossil elephants
  • Building stones of the Ancient World
  • A Park County gem discovery: Tarryall fire agate
  • Mineral collecting down under
  • Shetland – an archipelago on the edge
  • Hooks, paperclips and balls of string – understanding heteromorph ammonites
  • New discovery Antarctic amphibian: a fossil from 245 million years ago
  • The geology of Mars: discoveries by Spirit and Opportunity
  • Recent finds Ophthalmosaurus – the eye lizard
  • Hints and tips – building a fossil preparation box
  • Jurassic Gorge
  • The Elgin Marvels
  • Arthropleura – a prehistoric bug hunt
  • Location profile East Wemyss, Scotland
  • Imperial jade part 5: the world marketplace

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Issue 012 – 2007

  • Hard rock mining in the Brazilian ‘Garden of Gold’
  • A living fossil in the petrified forest
  • Dinosaur Profile – Megaraptor – the killer claw
  • Location profile – Marloes Sands, Pembrokeshire
  • The geology of Mars – Discoveries by Spirit and Opportunity part 1
  • Bryozoans: more than meets the eye
  • German miners in Cumbria
  • A brief flight with pterosaurs
  • Recent finds – A day trip to the Sewerby area
  • A brief introduction to the Quaternary
  • Imperial jae part 4: the symbolic and spiritual gem
  • Danger in Rotterdam! – A saber-toothed cat prowls the Natural History Museum of Rotterdam
  • Dinosaurs in Scotland
  • Dinosaurs down at the Farm
  • Amateur profile – Alison Cruickshanks
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Issue 011 – 2007

  • Predator and Prey,
  • White Scar Cave
  • Hastings: Iguanodon Footcasts
  • Fossil Hunting at Seatown
  • On the Trail of Shetlands Volcano
  • Mineral Colours
  • Jade: The Imperial Green Gem of the East Part 3:
  • Fossiling in Wyoming
  • The Return of Burmite Amber
  • Down and Dirty at a Dig, A Dinophile’s Dream come true
  • Amateur Profile: Alison Cruickshanks
  • London Clay Minerals – Bob Williams
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Issue 010 – 2007

  • Triassic Fossils of West Texas
  • An Exceptional Mammoth Discovery from the North Sea
  • Northern Rocks, Shetland
  • Amber, Frozen Moments in Time
  • The Extinction of the Mammoth and the Clathrate Gun
  • Shark tooth collecting at Beltinge, Herne Bay, Kent
  • Jade: The Imperial Green Gem of the East Part 2: Decorative and Ornamental Jade
  • Amateur Profile: Alison Glading
  • Disappearing Dunwich, The Once thriving Suffolk coastal town, a victim of the North Sea
  • Recent finds
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Issue 009 – 2007

  • In Search of Dinosaur Eggs in Mongolia
  • Bringing the best out of your Fossils: tips on the Preparation of fossils
  • Tony Gill’s Corner – Doniford Bay
  • Sheppeyfossils.com – The Genesis of a website
  • Road Trip – The Ballroom, Nenthead
  • Early Eocene London Clay deposits at High Ongar, Essex Part II
  • Jade: The Imperial Green Gem of the East
  • Beginners’ Corner – Plate Tectonics and the Rock Cycle
  • Fossils re-united
  • Ichthyosaur missing link
  • Barton Beds, Hampshire
  • Collector Profile
  • Warboys – a follow-up Road Trip with a brand new pocket full of finds
  • Mammoths and the Mammoth Ivory Trade
  • Visit to England of Professor Altangerel Perle. Associate Professor in Geology department of National University of Mongolia.
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Issue 008 – 2006

  • A Geological Model for the Alluvial Gold Environment part 2
  • Small is beautiful: Fossil Voles as Stratigraphic aids
  • Road Trip to Herne Bay, Kent
  • Early Eocene London Clay Deposits at the ‘Leca Works’ excavation pit, High Ongar, Essex – Part 1
  • The Fascination of Microfossils
  • Helping Scottish Pupils to become Rock Detectives
  • Tony Gills Corner – Monmouth Beach
  • Philadelphia Fossil & Ferns
  • Do Mammoths Warn of a Climate Crisis?
  • Fabulous Fluorite – Derbyshire Blue John
  • Breaking News – Complete Marine Crocodile Skull found at Whitby
  • Beginners Corner
  • Directory of Earth Science Societies and Associations
  • Web Directory
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Issue 007 – 2006

  • Trilobite Trouble
  • Road Trip to Blockley
  • Wall to Wall ammonites, Amateur Profile
  • Mary Anning and the Jurassic Dragons
  • Collecting Microfossils from Folkestone
  • A Brief Introduction to Agates
  • Deep Time in Lyme
  • How to identify a Pterosaur tooth
  • A Geological model for the Alluvial Gold Environment –
  • Books and Gadgets
  • Tony Gills Corner
  • Beginners Corner
  • Directory of Earth Science Societies and Associations
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Issue 006 – 2006

  • Fossil Research – Smilodon Family Tree
  • Road Trip to Port Mulgrave, Nr Whitby
  • Fossil Research – Fossil Bones from the North Sea
  • A Mineralogical tour of Ireland – Part 4
  • Tony Gill’s Corner
  • Amateur Profile – South Ferriby & East Yorkshire –
  • Talking Shark Teeth
  • 150-Million Year Old Baby Fossil/Hide Scraper
  • De Kaloot. A Fossil Treasure Trove
  • Fossil Research – Notes on the Cambridge Greensand –
  • Amateur Profile – Roy Shepherd
  • Equipment & Gadgets
  • A Letter of Internet donated
  • Beginners Corner – A Closer Lok at Plate Tectonics
  • Recent Finds
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Issue 005 – 2006

  • Fossil Focus – Fossil Collecting 1000 Miles Away from Home
  • Road Trip – Wangford Quarry, Suffolk
  • Interview with best-selling author
  • A Mineralogical tour of Ireland – Part 3:
  • Tony Gill’s Corner
  • Beginners Corner – What are Plate Tectonics?
  • Quartz is more than Silicon Dioxide
  • Fossil Research – Warboys field trip
  • K.T. Extinction
  • Dinosaur Fossils and Grave Robbery in the Gobi Desert
  • Art at the Rockface
  • Earth Science Directory.
  • Shows and Fairs.
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Issue 004 – 2005

  • Fossil Focus – From the wet Clays of Peterborough to the sunny Caatinga of Brazil
  • Road Trip – Fluospar Mine, Derbyshire.
  • A mineralogical tour of Ireland – Part 2, Munster
  • Amateur Profile – For the Love of Meteorites,
  • Meteorites – a primer
  • Interview with Peter J Davidson.
  • Tony Gill’s Corner.
  • Beginners Corner – Meteorites Demystified
  • A Highland Fishing Expedition.
  • Plight of the Stanton Harcourt Mammoths
  • Book Reviews.

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Issue 003 – 2005

  • Fossil Focus, The Trident Trilobites of Morocco,
  • Fossil Focus, North Africa Mosasaur Teeth
  • Fossil Research, Red Chalk Formation Nautiloids from Hunstanton
  • Fossil Research, Hexanchus gracilis from the Lower Chalk of Hunstanton
  • Fossil Hunting in Oxfordshire, UK
  • A mineralogical tour of Ireland, Part I
  • William Smith Born 1769, Died 1839
  • When Dinosaurs Roamed Hastings,
  • Road Trip to Weston-Super-Mare
  • Beginners Corner, Meteorites Demystified by Helen Gould, Part I
  • The Physical, Geochemical and General Properties of Granite.
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Issue 002 – 2005

  • Fossil Focus, Baltic Amber, Kaliningrad, Formerly USSR.
  • Fossil Research, Megalodon Shark Ancestry
  • What Is A Reptile?
  • Road Trip, Walton-on-Naze.
  • Amateur Profile, Harald “Harry” Meisner, Grevenbroich, Germany.
  • Hastings Geology and Fossils Part II
  • New Research on Alachtherium cretsii Distribution
  • Fossils in the news.
  • Book Reviews.
  • Earth Science Directory.

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Issue 001 – 2004

  • UK Fossil Research, Jurassic Crinoids of the Oxford Clay,
  • Fossil Focus, Florida, USA
  • Panning for gold and the history of the Kildonan Gold Rush at Baille an Or, North East Scotland
  • Road Trip, a pocket full of finds at the Warboys landfill site, Cambridgeshire.
  • Amateur Profile – Kris Howe of Carrollton, Texas, USA.
  • Hastings Geology and Fossils, Part 1: Rock-a-Nore
  • Fossils in the News.
  • Book Reviews.
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