Mappleton Beach, Yorkshire

Mappleton Beach is one of the best places on the North east coast to collect fossils. Rapid erosion of the glacial till cliffs, flanking the beach, release a wealth of fossils each year.  This means that the fossils at Mappleton are erratics; they originated from a variety of environments and time periods, brought to Mappleton during the last ice age. You can find almost anything at Mappleton, however the most common finds are ammonites and belemnites (Jurassic/Cretaceous), Gryphaea (Jurassic) and Corals (Carboniferous).

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  • Mappleton Beach, Yorkshire
  • Mappleton Beach, Yorkshire
  • Mappleton Beach, Yorkshire

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