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Hi all, Found this stone at Pointe aux Oies in Wimereux two days ago, amongst the pebbles collected next to a shelve down towards sea from the spot where I had found an ichthyosaur vertebra (on matrix) two days before this find. I picked it up because 1) the stone is unusually flat; 2) has exactly the right shape and thickness to it for an ophthalmosaurid ichthyosaur paddle bone (see picture below); 3) has certain ornamentation top and bottom; 4) seems to be of a different type of stone than I've generally come across in the area; and 5) has some weight to it. It vaguely reminds me
Hi all, Found this pebble on the beach close to Audresselles (Cap Gris Nez area, Boulonnais) amidst the heavy rain and wind yesterday. Initially, I thought it was just a piece of odd-looking fossilised plant-material, with a faint thought in the back of my mind that may be it could be a fish skull. When I checked it this morning, I was able to confirm the piece is smooth on the outside, and seems to have what appears to be bone fibres on the inside. In other words, I'm convinced now that it actually is bone, though still have no idea what kind...
Hello everyone! First post here, and eager to let you know that I will be going to the Côte d'opale for the fourth time. The last two trips were dedicated fossil hunting trips, but this one will be a two day trip! This means that I will have time to look for a lot of fossils and minerals. I think we'll spend one day on CBN and one on CGN. However, I hope to get some last minute advice from you guys! Is there anyone who has found stuff there? What is the best place to look for trilobites and ammonites? What about minerals? We are also bringing a sieve, so we will be hunting for sha