A household who’ve been fossil searching on the Isle of Wight for some 30 years found a top-notch, 125million-year-old dinosaur tooth this week.
The Gearing household had been on a fossil hunt organised by Jenny Hawthorn, of Island Gems, once they got here throughout the mineralised beach-worn Iguanodon tooth on the seaside at Brook.
Felicity, who led the journey, says that bits of dinosaur bone discovered amongst the seaside pebbles aren’t unusual however tooth like this are a rarity.
Martin Simpson, the Isle of Wight’s very personal ‘fossil man’, has mentioned finds like this solely crop up each few years so it’s good that common guests such because the Gearings get to maintain a prehistoric memento from their Island visits.
Martin was lately featured on a Channel 5 programme with Susan Calman who discovered a pleasant piece of marcasite crystal from the identical spot. Geotourism is actually changing into well-liked on the Island. 4 new dinosaur species have been introduced within the final two years.
Talking about their discover, the Gearings mentioned:
“We’ve spent a few years fossil searching as a household on the Isle of Wight and have been out searching with many guides through the years. This 12 months we introduced alongside Nick (Rebecca’s accomplice) on our household vacation. This was Nick’s first-ever fossil hunt in order you may think about, he’s very glad along with his discover.
“Our information (Flick) instructed us what to look out for and the place finest to look. We’re very glad to discover a uncommon fossil and can treasure it.”
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