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Where to look for Fossils at Whitby

(Whitby Cliffs and Foreshore) - 2006

The best area to collect is the foreshore. Look for nodules with Ammonites in. Often these nodules have the sides of the Ammonite showing around the nodule edges. Nodules can often be found trapped under rocks. Also examine the cliff face about 1m above beach level as reptile remains can be found in this bed.

Examine the beds past the coastguard station exposed on the foreshore and look out for large blocks of fine-grained sandstone with concretions of sideritic mudstone as this is the famous Whitby Plant Bed and is full of superb plants.

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