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news-800pxAs many of you will know there were extensive excavations at Gainsborough for the construction of the new housing.  I collected a number of fossil ammonites from the site on behalf of Dorchester Museum.  It has become clear that they are very geologically interesting and we are publishing a paper on the site in the Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society.  In particular there is an ammonite of which we only have one specimen which appears to be new to science.  Photos have been looked at by experts in Germany and Moscow and they are very excited about it.  Sadly we only have one.  However we know that there were quite a lot of ammonites which went to various Milborne Port people who dropped in to the site. It would be great if I could see some of them in the hope of spotting another of the new ones. We do not need to have it but would like to photograph it.  However if the owner would like to swap it for another more beautiful but less rare we would be delighted.  If anyone has one please e mail me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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