Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Finding Amber in the Margate Harbour

This piece of Baltic Amber was found in Margate Harbour many years ago along with many other pieces which I have given to Sarah at the Grotto for display. On certain winds and tidal conditions the arm of the Harbour acts as a natural trap for amber of the Baltic colours.The formula is easy, the wind needs to be blowing a strong north westerly for at least 24 hours then fines away to the west then a south wester.
At the Harbour just follow the strand line of the small pieces of weed and sea coal from Mannings cockle stall to the tunnel. It is not easy to find but does turn up as my collection at the Grotto prooves. The piece in the palm of my hand weighs 24 grammes and it about the size of a golf ball.

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