Peter.D.Riley

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A Fossil Hunt on the Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is England’s first World Heritage Site.

Liesl had to write a diary entry as part of her homework for school and chose to write about her fossil hunting trip there:

“On Monday 6th April 2015, my family and I went to Charmouth on the Jurassic Coast for a fossiling adventure!

Charmouth on the Jurassic Coast

Charmouth on the Jurassic Coast

After a long treacherous walk along the rocky coastline, we finally found the perfect spot.

Treacherous rocks

Treacherous rocks

Amazingly we found ammonites, belemnites and fool’s gold. (a mineral).

Ammonite

Ammonite

I was so desperate to have hold of a belemnite, but my mummy was so clever that she found two!”

Star Belemnite

Star Belemnite

Here’s a great video showing the extraction of an almost complete Ichthyosaurus fossil on the Jurassic Coast a couple of years ago.




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