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Introduction to Kilve

Kilve Fossils and Fossil Collecting
Your Somerset Geological Guide and Geology Info

Similar to Quantoxhead, Kilve is another location for collecting ammonites and Reptile remains. Vertebrae's are as common here as ammonites. Another location set in tranquil surroundings, and ideal for all the family to enjoy.


Kilve - Somerset
Last updated: [06/01/05]  last visited 2004
Jurassic
Written by Alister and Alison Cruickshanks
(Hard limestone platforms on the Kilve foreshore)
(Kilve Cliffs) - 2002

Kilve Location Information

You will see many flat ammonites at Kilve, these are protected by SSSI rules, simply because they are so fragile that collectors can ruin them for everyone else to see, exposed on the foreshore. Reptile Remains can also be found and are not uncommon.

(Recommended)

Kilve is suitable for families, especially children who will be fascinated by the ammonites exposed on the foreshore, however Kilva can be dangerous, always check tide times and keep children well away from the cliffs.

    

Access to Kilve beach is fairly easy, use the maps on the location access page for easy navigation.

Foreshore

Kilve is a foreshore location, fossils are found exposed on the foreshore within the rocks, or exposed in wave-cut platforms.

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RIGHTS
SSSI - NO HAMMERS and NO COLLECTING

Please follow our national fossil collecting code

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Other Locations similar to Kilve

There are many locations in the UK which can be seen to be similar to Kilve. apart from those in the nearby proximity such as Hinkley Point, Quantoxhead, Doniford Bay, St Audries Bay, Watchet, and Lilstock.

In Dorset, you can find fossils from the Lias around Charmouth,
Chippel Bay, Seatown (Golden Cap), Thorncombe Beacon and Lyme Regis, In South Wales, you can also try Llantwit Major, and Lavernock. There are plenty of good locations along the Yorkshire Coast too, such as Saltwick Bay, Staithes, Port Mulgrave, Kettleness, Whitby, Ravenscar, Runswick Bay, Sandsend, and many more.



! IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTES !

Common sense when collecting at all locations should be taken and knowledge of tide times should always be noted. You can easily be cut off at Kilve by the tide as the sea always reaches parts of the cliff,


Stone Tumblers are used for tumbling and polishing rough rock, stones and pebbles including those found on the beach and glass.

Whilst collecting fossils, on those days where you come back empty handed, you could collect rocks, stones and glass from the beach and tumble then at home.

These are all high quality machines to give a professional finish to your samples. The tumblers can be used with a variety of grits, most commonly Silicon Carbide Grit and Cerium Oxide. We have a wide range of rough rocks for sale too.

Microfossils are much easier to collect because they are so small that the vast majority of collections only concentrate on large finds. These small finds can simply be found by taking small samples of sands, crags, clays and soft rocks and examining them under a microscope.

We have a wide range of microscopes for sale, both for the study of fossils, but also educational and professional for use in the laboratory. We have Stereo microscopes, Compound Microscopes, Polarising Microscopes and Monocular Microscopes.


We have thousands of Test Sieves for Particle Analysis.

Endecotts Sieves: For accurate dependable results you can't buy a better test sieve than Endecotts. At every stage of manufacture each test sieve is individually inspected.

High Precision Tecan manufactures precision apertures as small as 3 microns for a wide array of applications such as filtering, sieving and nozzles. Its high-performance, ASTM/ISO compliant test sieves satisfy the most demanding fine particle grading requirements.

 



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