A guide to fossil collecting on the West Dorset Coast

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This is a guide on the safe and responsible collection of fossils along the beautiful and often wild section of West Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. This sumptuously illustrated book, in full colour throughout, provides invaluable advice for the fossil collector. It contains up-to-date information regarding the geology, the exposures and the fossils themselves, making this a ‘must-have’ guide to browse through at leisure, or as an invaluable aid to any forthcoming field trip to the many locations that are so vividly described.

The landscape and fossil photographs are exquisite and often quite breath-taking, with superb reconstructions of Jurassic life by Andreas Kurpisz.
Steve Snowball was the co-author of ‘A Guide to Fossil Collecting in England & Wales’. Craig Chivers is an experienced fossil preparator of the highest order. This book reflects their huge experiences within the area of West Dorset, in which they live and collect.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
FOREWORD BY THE AUTHORS
1. INTRODUCING THE JURASSIC COAST: A World Heritage Site
    The Eroding Coast
    The Protected Coast: The West Dorset Code of Conduct
2. SHE SELLS SEA SHELLS: Mary Anning and Her Legacy
3. THE WEST DORSET SUCCESSION
4. TOOLS, EQUIPMENT & PREPARATION
5. FOSSIL COLLECTING EXCURSIONS IN WEST DORSET
    EXCURSIONS AROUND LYME REGIS
    Blue Lias Formation: Pinhay Bay, Chippel Bay, Monmouth Beach & Church Cliffs
    Charmouth Mudstone Formation: The Spittals & Black Ven
    EXCURSIONS AROUND CHARMOUTH
    Charmouth Mudstone Formation: East Beach, Stonebarrow & Broom Cliff
    EXCURSIONS AT SEATOWN
    Charmouth Mudstone Formation: Golden Cap & Ridge Cliff
    EXCURSIONS AROUND EYPE
    Dyrham Formation: East Ebb Cove, Thorncombe Beacon to
    Eype Mouth
    Dyrham Formation: Eype Mouth to Watton Cliff
    EXCURSIONS AROUND BURTON BRADSTOCK
    Inferior Oolite Group: East Cliff, West Bay to Burton Cliff
    & Cliff End, Burton Bradstock
6. MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES
    Charmouth Heritage Centre
    Lyme Regis Museum
    Bridport Museum
    Dinosaurland, Lyme Regis
7. BIBLIOGRAPHY
8. ABOUT THE AUTHORS
9. INDEX OF FOSSILS ILLUSTRATED

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