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The last 2 days where a little improvised fieldtrip, I itended to go only on saturday, but on the last minute I decided wit my girlfriend to leve on friday untyl saturday. we left Fryday afternoon to the ardennes area, my first stop that I wanted to make was a recently reworked roadcut near Chimay, A friend of me found a few very nice Receptaculites neptuni at this location. I followed his instructiuns to get there and once at the spot in took only a few minutes to find the first fragments of the sponges and a few pieces of indetermined Orthocerids. Although most of the site was already prospected by other people, after halsf an hour, I did find 2 very nice specimens of the Receptaculites neptuni. After this site we went even further south and crossed the border to France where we found a little "auberge" to spend the night and have a decent supper. in the morning we went to the area of Novion Porcien where a few abandoned quarry in the woods deliver Oxfordian fossils, mainly bivalves and gasteropods, but also Sea urchin spines and sea urchins. Although those last ones where a little harder to find we did get a coupel of complete Hemicidaris sp. On our way back home we stopped near Nimes in Belgium, again in Devonian deposits. Her we went to an old roadcut in the forest where we could find small but beautifull trilobite parts from Asteropyge. most of the time only pygidium, but we did find 3 cephalons. This was the last prospection of our little trip before getting back home with quite few interesting fossils. it was a welcome change to my usual cephalopods Manticocerasman