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  1. This Christmas I spent 4 days of fossil hunting with my girlfriend on the French coast. The planning was 2 days in Normandy at the "Vaches Noires" cliffs in villers sur mer and one day at Cap blanc Nez near Calais ( we finally extended the trip with one extra day near Boulogne sur mer ) Day 1: The first day we got at Villers sur mer after a 4h drive from home. Once at the cliffs we had to wait a little while since the tide wasn't low enough, but the beginning of the cliffs were already accessible. The fossil fauna was very variable, we found echinoid spines, echinoids, gastropods, bivalves ( lots of oysters like rastellum ) , ammonites ( mostly fragments ), brachiopods... Our best find of the day was a complete Cardioceras sp. Day 2 started with a visit to the local museum. in the afternoon we got back to the beach. Natalie found 2 ammonites, one of them was a really nice Euaspidoceras. On day 3 we went back North to Boulogne sur mer, here we looked through late Jurassic deposits. Day 4: The last day of our field trip, we visited the late cretaceous of "Cap Blanc Nez"
  2. Paleospace Normandy France

    I've spent 4 days with my girlfriend hunting for fossils in Normandy and northern France for Christmas, we were bound to the tides for access to the fossiliferous beaches, so the Sunday morning during high tide we made a visit to the local museum in Villers sur Mer. I was surprised at the quality of this museum and the effort given for the local fossil fauna, especially the invertebrates, I can recommend this museum to anyone visiting that area. Enjoy the pictures: and the compulsory souvenir shop
  3. Are these all oysters?

    Hey, these pieces were found in the Normandy, France at the Falaises des Vaches Noir near Houlgate. I was wondering if these are all oysters and oysters pieces or if theres also something different?
  4. During april i and a friend had the oportunity to spend a few days hunting in cretaceous of Normandy, hunting for echinoids. Day one : We drove from brittany through Le Havre to Saint Jouin de Bruneval and Antifer Cape. (3 hours and a half) We let the car on the beach parking lot and hiked south on the peeble shore looking for fossils in the boulders on the beach. The cliff is cenomanian with a bit of albian at the bottom. You have to look carefully on rocks surface for the familliar spherical shape. I found about 20 urchins but thats about it. No shark tooth, just a poorly preserved ammonite (mantelliceras) and a few rhynchonellas At some point we noticed tide was coming back faster than expected, most likely because of the wind pushing the water back. We had to quicken the pace, and made our way through the slippery covered with algae rocks. We finally managed our way back to the car and took the road to Fécamp where we had booked an hotel for the next 2 nights. some finds of the day : Crassiholaster subglobosus : Crassiholaster subglobosus : Cyclothyris difformis : See the all hunt gallery here http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/gallery/album/2849-haute-normandie-april-2018/ or on my flickr : https://flic.kr/s/aHsmiwWft6
  5. Micraster decipiens - 6

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Micraster decipiens : a cretaceous echinoid from Saint-Pierre en Port
  6. Micraster decipiens - 5

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Micraster decipiens : a cretaceous echinoid from Saint-Pierre en Port
  7. Micraster decipiens - 4

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Micraster decipiens : a cretaceous echinoid from Senneville sur Fécamp
  8. Micraster decipiens - 3

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Micraster decipiens : a cretaceous echinoid from Senneville sur Fécamp
  9. Micraster decipiens - 2

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Micraster decipiens : a cretaceous echinoid from Senneville sur Fécamp
  10. Micraster decipiens - 1

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Micraster decipiens : a cretaceous echinoid from Saint-Pierre en Port
  11. Kingena elegans group

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Kingena elegans : a cretaceous brachiopod from Senneville sur Fécamp
  12. Kingena elegans

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Kingena elegans : a cretaceous brachiopod from Senneville sur Fécamp
  13. Echinoids : best from the april 2018 hunt

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Last hunt from Normandy cretaceous : best of echinoids
  14. From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Last hunt in cretaceous from Normandy : the whole loot
  15. Echinocorys gravesii - 2

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Echinocorys gravesii : an echinoid from Normandy cretaceous.
  16. Echinocorys gravesii - 1 -2

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Echinocorys gravesii : an echinoid from Normandy cretaceous.
  17. Echinocorys gravesii - 1 - 1

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Echinocorys gravesii : an echinoid from Normandy cretaceous.
  18. Indet shark tooth

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Indet shark tooth from Normandy cretaceous.
  19. Cyclothyris difformis - group view

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Cyclothyris difformis : a brachiopod from Normandy cretaceous
  20. Crassiholaster subglobosus - 2

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Crassiholaster subglobosus : an echinoid from Antifer cenomanian
  21. Crassiholaster subglobosus - 1

    From the album Haute normandie - April 2018

    Crassiholaster subglobosus : an echinoid from Antifer cenomanian
  22. Hi all, Earlier in spring, i had to organise a field trip to "les Vaches Noires" cliffs in Normandy for my association. I decided i should do a trip earlier solo (in february) to see how it had evolved since my last visit. It happened to be kinda useless since with thaw and heavy rains it had evolved so much between my 2 visits... Epoches covered are mainly jurassic (caloivan and oxfordian) but also cretaceous (cenomanian). For pictures of the site itself, you can have a peek to Nala's recent report here : On first visit, i didnt find much that worth mentionning beside a bunch of oxfordian echinoids : nucleolites scutatus and a big ammonites (a bit worn out but still) from oxfordian also : Perisphinctes sp The club trip happened to be much rewarding : In the callovian clay from the beach, i found this nice pyritized Quenstedoceras lamberti On the lower part of the "cliff", i managed to find this one : Quenstedtoceras messiaeni ? and also that oxfordian big gastropod : bourguetia sp Also put my hand on a few complete echinoid spines Paracidaris florigemma spines : On the close up of the bigger one you can see the quality of the preservation : As usual, more samples can be found on my TFF gallery (i also added 2 specimens from 2017 i hadn't shot yet) or on my flickr :
  23. May the first was an excellent day to hunt in the jurassic of Normandy,the morning i went very early in the black cows cliffs,near Villers sur Mer
  24. Paracidaris florigemma spines

    From the album Vaches Noires spring 2018 and a bit of 2016

    Spines of the regular echinoid Paracidaris florigemma from the oxfordian of "les Vaches Noires" Cliffs - collected during april 2018
  25. Paracidaris florigemma spine - close up

    From the album Vaches Noires spring 2018 and a bit of 2016

    Close up of a spine of the regular echinoid Paracidaris florigemma from the oxfordian of "les Vaches Noires" Cliffs - collected during april 2018
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