Fossil Collection…


Most adventures schoolboys go and look for fossils, and a lot of adult children like me continue to do so into adulthood, as we collect fossils, it is part of the child in us who wants to go treasure hunting, looking for dinosaurs, exploring the world in real time to discover we are nothing more than microbes and another race of animals who are heading for extinction… the name fossil is Classical Latin “fossilis” which literally means “obtained by digging” IMG_5638and is any preserved remains or impression left behind from a living thing, some fossils are only traces left from our forgotten geological age. There is a fossil record where every known fossil found and identified is kept, from bones, skeletons, imprints, amber etc… this is where the palaeontologists examine the fossilised remains to understand evolution & how certain species have evolved…

Pudding Stone…   Showing a Front & Back view…

Maybe not a a Fossil as a fossil is studied by a Palaeontologist whereas stones or rocks like this would be studied by a Geologist, but what ever the real answer, it is here because it is all part of my collection… 

Pudding-stone, also known as either pudding-stone or plum-pudding-stone, is a popular name applied to a conglomerate that consists of distinctly rounded pebbles whose colours contrast sharply with the colour of the finer-grained, often sandy, matrix or cement surrounding them. The rounded pebbles and the sharp contrast in colour gives this type of conglomerate the appearance of a raisin or Christmas pudding.[1][2] There are different types of pudding-stone, with different composition, origin, and geographical distribution. Examples of different types of pudding-stones include the Hertfordshire, Schunemunk, Roxbury, and St. Joseph Island (Drummond Island) pudding-stones…

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Three different Pudding Stones…

Shown here are my personal collection of Pudding-stones,  & all found in the North of Essex… not far from the Essex & Hertfordshire borders…. one is the typical caramel coloured pudding stone, the other is a light coffee colour whilst the third i had to have checked out, as a cross reference because it represents a silica the same colour as concrete, but it is a lighter and more harder conglomerate…

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Another Rescue, & one for the Geologist, a Crystal Geode with tinges of green, country of origin is unknown…


Shepherds Bonnet or a Fossilised Sea Urchin  


Warm Amber, Gifted to me from Fossil Hunter Bri’s Collection…

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This is either an unknown Fossil, or one for the Geologist, this was found on a field in Essex…

And now loosely Identified by Mr Woods Fossils as a stromatolite


Semi Precious Correlation… Gifted to me from Fossil Hunter Bri’s Collection…

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Another gift, this time from my wife, purchased from Mr Woods in Edinburgh, this one was found in Whitby, in Yorkshire, before traveling up the coast to Scotland, & to the shop where my wife purchased it, two halves match up perfectly, with the positive side showing hints of pyrite…

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Gifted from Fossil Hunter “Bri’s” Collection… Another piece from Whitby, this time it is the famous Whitby Jet, partially made famous by Queen Victoria, as in black mourning jewellery, when polished as seen on the other side, [ not photographed yet ] this has in the past and still is made into some stunning jewellery…