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Went to Folkestone (Early Cretaceous, Albian) for the second time a couple of weeks ago. Last time I mostly climbed among the big rocks looking in the gaps for fossils but this time due to some poor navigating we accessed the beach from the opposite end this time around. This turned out well though as this stretch of beach has few of those big rocks but good access to the cliffs and slumps. We ended up spending most of the trip picking through the cliff base and fresh fall. This produced some nice ammonites, though it was still difficult to find whole ammonites as is the case with this location. We also found some nice gastropods well preserved, though very delicate, in the clay, as well as belemnites, bivalves and lots of ammonite fragments. My favourite find is the Eutrephoceras clementinum nautilus as I believe they are fairly rare and the colours on it are great. Also the Euhoplites proboscideus is a lovely shade and nicely detailed (Good find boyfriend). ID's are somewhat tentative so if you have any suggestions I'd be grateful.:ammonite01:

 

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The Amateur Paleontologist

Nice trip report and pictures. :) Some of the pictures don't work/load, however..

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FossilDAWG

Only 2 photos show, one with some Hamites and the other with a curved shell.  The other photos are all broken links.

 

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@Calli99

Please upload the missing photos to The Forum.  Thanks.  ;)

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I love the nautiloid, too - it's gorgeous!!! :envy::ammonite01:

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Nice finds. And they don't take up all that much space either. :)

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Hi,

 

8 hours ago, Calli99 said:

 

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They look like Pomatias elegans, a terrestrial gastropod that loves calcareous soils. You can see their operculums still in place.
 
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The Amateur Paleontologist

Much better :) That Eutrephoceras is a beauty

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19 hours ago, Monica said:

I love the nautiloid, too - it's gorgeous!!! :envy::ammonite01:

Thank you, I agree!

 

18 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Nice finds. And they don't take up all that much space either. :)

True, another benefit (though it could be viewed as a drawback) of this location!

 

17 hours ago, The Amateur Paleontologist said:

Much better :) That Eutrephoceras is a beauty

Thanks!

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18 hours ago, Coco said:

Hi,

 

They look like Pomatias elegans, a terrestrial gastropod that loves calcareous soils. You can see their operculums still in place.
 
Coco

Thank you, I looked it up and it looks like a perfect match!

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