A day on the beach

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A day on the beach

Post  chris on Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:56 pm

Making the most of he last of the good weather, it might be months before I can get there again


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As far as I know this is a unique area of ground but I still search in hope of somewhere as good or better!!!!
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Wet but happy and two stones as well
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Post  Kev Bailey on Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:30 pm

Looks like carboniferous limestone to me Chris. Nice finds. Do you see any fossils in these rocks?

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Post  chris on Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:47 pm

Hi Kev,
Yes I think its limestone but not one fossil to be found but a few miles away on the same coast there is loads

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Post  trantanhung_nt on Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:57 am

Hi Chris ,
_ They are of Volcanic rock ( Magma ) eruptions ( volcanic ) ? Please let me know .
Here , i also saw many beautiful stone ?
Thanks
Regards Hưng .

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Post  ogie on Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:17 am

Hi Chris,
Are the stone brittle?Saw some pointed edges..how's the weight? a bit heavy or lighter?
thanks for sharing.
Regards,
Alex/Ogie

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Post  Kev Bailey on Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:37 am

Hi Hưng, they are sedimentary limestone formed from the calcium of sea creatures 300 to 360 million years ago. They are not volcanic magma or lava.

I think I know the fossiliferous deposits you mention Chris. I remember collecting Gryphea (devils toe nails) Crinoids and Ammonites from cliff falls at Font Y Gary when I was a kid.

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Post  chris on Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:21 am

Hi Ogie
The stones are very heavy and solid! and don't I know it if I carry one back to my van.

Hi Kev
Thanks for your geological input I wish I knew more of that side of it. Porthkerry beach near Barry is where I used to find the devils toe nails, there seemed to be more fossils than stones in some places.

Regards Chris

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Post  ogie on Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:30 am

Chris,
Thanks for the reply,watch your BACK,if it's too heavy it'll cause slip disc???he he! i use to get big stones but now just limit myself that i can lift.more handy.keep well always.
Regards,
Alex

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Post  Kev Bailey on Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:38 am

Ah, in that case it is a younger deposit. The Lias Limestone was deposited in shallow tropical seas 135 to 180 million years ago.

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Post  littleart-fx on Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:24 pm

Hi! Chris,.....

Last day's of good weather......? any weather is fine....since you are having a dog to walk!
Or isn't it?

Thanks for sharing your eyes!

Grtz from Holland,....where things get settled again, trees did grow like mad....cause i just nurtured and did not bend...so i could not break...
brittle branches....


pirat Machiel

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Re: A day on the beach

Post  chris on Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:32 pm

Hi Michiel
Yes all weather is good, but with tides and rough weather it makes it very difficult to get to this site over the winter months
still that means I have more time to hunt for trees!!
I have had time to clean the stones, so here they are
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Post  Kev Bailey on Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:38 pm

Love that coastal arch Chris. Very evocative.

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Post  littleart-fx on Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:09 am

In my imagination the coastal arc would become a bigger display in future,...nice stones Chris!
What species you hunt in this time of year,...if i may ask?

grtz machiel

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Post  chris on Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:55 am

Thank you Kev and Machiel

Machiel this time of year its just about time to look for Larch, Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Pines and as all ways "The meaning of life"!!!!

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Re: A day on the beach

Post  Ka Pabling on Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:21 am

Hi Chris,
Nice to see you relax at the beach and hunt for stones aswell.

It was on November when we went to that hawthorn "paradise" and you told me that you only collect hawthorns on winter when they are dormant?
I like the first stone, its like an island with a cove. I got some small stones from the beach in Swansea, small but beautiful stones.
Regards to all the dragons.

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Post  chris on Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:08 pm

Thank you Pabling, hope you are keeping well

Regards Chris

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Post  trantanhung_nt on Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:01 pm

Hi Chris ,
Please tell me the name and Moh' s hardness of this stone . I think it was Basalt - Volcanic ???
I also commented they are beautiful stones .
Thanks your sharing .
Regards
Hưng - Trần .

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