dinosaurs Fossil Hunting Summer 2019 News

JURASSIC JACKS EVENTS – SUMMER 2019

Dinosaur Footprints – trace fossils were formed Millions of years ago when, dinosaurs walked or ran through wet soil. that over millions of years hardened into sedimentary rock. Then weathering and geological forces gradually revealed the buried tracks, leaving a valuable record for Paleontologists about dinosaur behaviour. Find your own footprints by joining a Fossil Hunt , visit the Isle of Wight Dinosaur Trail , visit The North Yorkshire Jurassic Coast , try Fossil Hunting in Wales, or the Famous Jurassic Coast! The Isle of Skye is famous for its extensive dinosaur tracks…

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What is a rock?

Some rocks are harder than others like granite and Marble make good building materials as they don’t wear away easily. What is Permeable Rock? Chalk and Sandstone are soft rocks which wear away easily. Rocks like sandstone or chalk, easily soak up water, because of this property, they are called permeable rock or porous rock. What is impermeable Rock? Other rocks like granite and Marble, soak up water, because of this property, they are called impermeable rock or impermeable rock. What is a rock? Find out how igneous, metamorphic and…

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dinosaur fossil Fossil Hunting

Dinosaur Foot Prints

Dinosaur Footprints – trace fossils were formed Millions of years ago when, dinosaurs walked or ran through wet soil. that over millions of years hardened into sedimentary rock. Then weathering and geological forces gradually revealed the buried tracks, leaving a valuable record for Paleontologists about dinosaur behaviour. Find your own footprints by joining a Fossil Hunt , visit the Isle of Wight Dinosaur Trail , visit The North Yorkshire Jurassic Coast , try Fossil Hunting in Wales, or the Famous Jurassic Coast! The Isle of Skye is famous for its extensive dinosaur tracks…

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Coprolite – Dinosaur Poo!

Dinosaur coprolite (Dinosaur Poo) is fossilized animal dung. Like other fossils, coprolites have had much of their original composition replaced by mineral deposits such as silicates and calcium carbonates. The name is derived from the Greek words κόπρος (kopros, meaning “dung”) and λίθος (lithos, meaning “stone”).They serve a valuable purpose in paleontology because they provide direct evidence of the predation and diet of extinct organisms. Victorian Fossil hunter Mary Anning had noticed that “bezoar stones” were often found in the abdominal region of ichthyosaur skeletons found in the Lias formation…

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