Cephalopod Gravel

Echioceras

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I was in my garden yesterday when I noticed what looked like half a belemnite sticking out of the gravel. On further inspection I found a piece of coral and a Gryphaea. Now I have found 21 belemnites, 5 bits of coral, a sponge, 124 ammonites and 5 trilobites. Good results, eh? And I haven't even cleared a fraction of the pile yet!
 

monty

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sigh. All I ever find when looking at rocks in my garden is... rocks.

Although there are a few that seem to have boring clam holes and barnacle remains in them, so I suspect that some previous owner of the house brought them from the beach. Or perhaps a swallow carried them.

In any case, congratulations (and a bit of envy) on your finds...
 

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"The roads not traveled". I wonder what I would have chosen to study if I had a garden like that as a young person! I join Monty in the envy.
 

monty

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I don't know that... aieeeeeeee
 

Echioceras

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sorry everyone, if I could give you some of the gravel I would. Most of the ammonites aren't whole, anyway, and the belemnites are too big.
 

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