How do I find Whitby Jet?

How do I find Whitby Jet? – A Jet Setters Guide How do I find Whitby Jet? – A Jet Setters Guide If you like nothing better than vast expanses of golden, life-guard patrolled beaches, jet collecting might not be for you. If, however you appreciate some of the finest geology that the British Isles… Read more »

Is Whitby Jet Monkey Puzzle?

Is Whitby Jet Monkey Puzzle? The simple answer is NO, Whitby jet is NOT monkey puzzle wood. Often Whitby jet is quoted as being formed from trees similar to the Monkey Puzzle tree, Araucaria araucana, this, however, is simply untrue and has arisen from a confusion in the taxonomy of paleobotanical specimens in Victorian times…. Read more »

What is Jet?

What is Jet? A simple enough question with a rather complicated answer! When I began researching the subject some 20+ years ago I discovered rather quickly that the term ‘jet’ means quite a different thing to different groups of people. If I ask geologists, they will say that it is an unusual fossilisation of wood…. Read more »

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