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Monday, 23 May 2011

American tourist strikes gold

Earlier this month, on the Museum's fossil walk Leigh Goddeau found a 'goldstone nodule'. Such nodules are not common place but, when they are found, they usually contain nicely preseved Arnioceras ammonites. As you can see from the pictures, this nodule was no exception to that rule and contained a fine collection of small ammonites.

After the walk, the Museum's geologists took the specimen back to the fossil workshop and cleaned it up so that a delighted Leigh could take it back home to Florida.

For more information about the Museum's fossil walks click here.

1 comment:

Rikey said...

That's just beautiful. Well done Leigh.