[News] Nautilus fossil at Leeds Castle, UK

Discussion in 'Cephalopod Fossils' started by Phil, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. Phil

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    Why can't I find cool cephalopods like that while restoring my 1863 farmhouse??? All I found was a piece of china and a fossil horn coral (it was in a rock pile so I don't think my land was a fossil coral reef zone :grin: ).
     
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    That was a interesting article!

    I loved Leeds castle, been there 4 times! Beautiful area all around there.
     
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    Once again phil you rock. Sadly the best local fossil bed was destroyed by wally world.
     
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    come to France ! half a 10" Harpoceras popped out of the wall whilst fitting connecting pipe from the water closet to my fosse septique ! 8-)
    think I already posted the Naut that came out of the same area

    Keef
     
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    Yep, totally agree Illithid, Leeds Castle is a beauty. It's a Norman castle a thousand or so years old surrounded by a huge moat right in the middle of the (very green) countryside. I'm not surprised you have been back many times as it is a very attractive spot and a good day out.

    Only one Harpoceras, Lord Spart? I thought the foundations of your entire house was built of ammonoids! So it seems from the awesome specimens you have shown us.

    (Apologies, I can't think of anything intelligent to say this evening).
     
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    :lol: just this evening Phil ? 24/7 7/7 365/365 12/12 for me !
    the Harpo was the Mr. big but the gaff is indeed constructed from a light yellow Toarcien limestone full of cephs of 1 kind or another.

    Keef
     

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