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ziggycardon posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsHi everyone! Last week we went on a weekend trip with our fossil club the BVP to go on a fossil hunt to the jurassic clay cliffs "Falaises de Vaches Noires" between Houlgate & Villers-Sur-Mer in Normandy, France. https://www.paleontica.org/locations/fossil/68 The famous cliffs of Vaches Noires date back to the Jurassic period, and span both the Callovian & Oxfordian stages (166 - 157 mya) and the Cretaceous period spanning the Cenomanian (100 - 94 mya). Back in the jurassic this area was a rich marine environment and fossils that can be found here are man
Though I've found plenty of info to help me identify what I collected at Vaches Noires I haven't sat down to get it all straightened out, and I thought I 'd post these images of a few items found during 2-3 hours walking on the beach from Houlgate to Villers-sur-Mer. I'll see if I can't give it a go during the holidays and add a few tags, but I thank any of your suggestions :-). Of these #17 is not a fossil and include it as a comparison to #14-16 which are equally sized but much thiner and blue/black in colour. Also not sure whether #8 and #27 are fossils. Just at the beginning of the c