Weight: ?
length: ?
Composition: Grey Devonian sandstone with a plane of quartz.
Origin: Northcott Mouth, near Bude, Cornwall, UK.
Date of discovery:
21/10/2010.
Owner:
Jude Coopers.
Notes:

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Weight: various
length: various
Composition: Grey Devonian sandstone with a plane of quartz.
Origin: Northcott Mouth, near Bude, Cornwall, UK.
Date of discovery:
21/10/2010.
Owner:
Mary Humphries.
Notes:
What an afternoon…

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Theo Humphries’ complete cockrock collection: 3 rocks, 3 cocks, 3 champions.

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tiny-cockrock

Weight: 105g (3.7oz)
length: 73mm (2.87″)
Composition: Grey Devonian sandstone with a plane of quartz.
Origin: Northcott Mouth, near Bude, Cornwall, UK.
Date of discovery:
21/12/2008.
Owner:
Theo Humphries.
Notes:
I spotted this diminutive little fellow about an hour after I proposed to my girlfriend on the crest of Menachurch Point overlooking Northcott Mouth. She said ‘Yes’, and within an hour I’d won my cockrock hat-trick – unstoppable! – I’m the king of the world.

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big-cockrock

Weight: 300g (10.6oz)
length: 128mm (5.03″)
Composition: Grey Devonian sandstone with a plane of quartz.
Origin: Pine Haven, near Port Isaac, Cornwall, UK
Date of discovery:
2004
Owner:
Theo Humphries
Notes:
My biggest cockrock so far – “There she blows!–there she blows! A hump like a snow-hill! It is Moby Dick!” (Melville)”

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medium-cockrock

Weight: 190g (6.7oz)
length: 116mm (4.56″)
Composition: Grey Devonian sandstone with a plane of quartz.
Origin: Northcott Mouth, near Bude, Cornwall, UK
Date of discovery:
1999
Owner:
Theo Humphries
Notes:This is my oldest cockrock. It is not the first cockrock that I ever found – sadly that cockrock is awaiting rediscovery – but it nevertheless has a special place in my collection.

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Weight: unknown
length: unknown
Composition: Suspected: sandstone with a plane of quartz.
Origin: unknown
Date of discovery:
unknown
Owner:
unspecified
Notes:
“Very little is known about this mysterious cockrock , often referred to as ‘Cockrock X’ by those in the cockrock scene. After delivering this photograph to me, the author insisted on anonymity and refused to disclose any details as to the discoverer, owner, or whereabouts of this curiously infundibular little cockrock”

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Weight: Unspecified
length: ?mm (?”)
Composition: Flint
Origin: Unspecified beach, UK.
Date of discovery:
~1988.
Owner:
Tudor Humphries.
Notes:
I’ve had that particular cockrock stuck in a hole in my garage for over 20-years…

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Weight: ?g (?oz)
length: ?mm (?”)
Composition: Grey Devonian sandstone with a plane of quartz.
Origin: Bude Beach, Cornwall, UK.
Date of discovery:
2009
Owner:
Mary Humphries.
Notes:
A rare example of an uncircumcised cockrock

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Origin: Croyde Bay and Braunton, Devon, UK
Date of discovery:
unknown
Owner:
Stuart Neil & friends.
Notes:
“What a haul!”

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Theo Humphries’ 3 champion cockrocks again.

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