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The Aussie Boy

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fossiliferous beach Near the central coast
« on: March 08, 2022, 06:31:11 PM »
The title pretty mech explains it I’m looking for any fossiliferous beaches near the central coast

MrSydney

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Re: fossiliferous beach Near the central coast
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2022, 07:01:12 PM »
Not aware of any sorry.  There are fossil insect beds at Belmont near lake Macquarie but they are high on one of the hills not at the beach.  There is also some fossilised wood / forest somewhere south of there but not exactly sure.  Have not heard of fossils in the headlands anywhere (other than in the form of coal!  ;D ).

The Aussie Boy

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Re: fossiliferous beach Near the central coast
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2022, 11:43:21 AM »
Not aware of any sorry.  There are fossil insect beds at Belmont near lake Macquarie but they are high on one of the hills not at the beach.  There is also some fossilised wood / forest somewhere south of there but not exactly sure.  Have not heard of fossils in the headlands anywhere (other than in the form of coal!  ;D ).

where about is the hill

col

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Re: fossiliferous beach Near the central coast
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2022, 09:22:26 PM »
Hi mate,
            There are some small grassy type fossils at the beach headland at killcare beach but nothing to rave home about. I have heard of people finding fossil ferns at the base of the skillion at Terrigal but I am pretty sure it was after a rock fall many years ago. There are good leaf fossils and a few other types of fossils to be found at Mereweather beach in the cliffs and past the pools also petrified wood and agate (but it's rare), Dudley also has good leaf fossils and on the south side there is an old petrified wood forest (this is protected I think). Even try around the Swansea area, there are a few interesting beaches there that you can find stuff. If you get a chance to head to Mulbring or kitchener in the hunter, there are plenty of sea fossils to be found. If I think of anything more, I will let you know.
I am also from the central Coast so I have explored a lot!
Cheers
Col

 

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