Discovering Fossils:

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We work closely with a number of UK, US and European organisations to combine the latest scientific fossil facts with visual media. Throughout the site we hope to demonstrate how anyone with a little guidance can find some truly amazing fossils. '' was launched in February 2003 as a non profit making information resource. We provide the information for the benefit of those interested in the study of paleontology. Whether you're an amateur or professional fossil collector, tourist or visitor, family or individual, our website aims to provide an interesting and concise guide to fossils and the locations they are found. Wherever possible pictures, diagrams and photos are used to bring clarity and depth to the each report. Many of the fossil locations detailed on the site follow the advice and recommendations of our site visitors. We are always keen to hear about new and interesting locations, including Quarries, Cliffs, Beaches, Estuaries and any other fossil location. Discovering Fossils, also serves as an information 'Portal' to other relevant websites, currently covering the UK, US, Europe, Asia and Australia. If you know of any fossil websites, geology websites, fossil hunting websites or any other relevant sites you think may be useful, please let us know. Please note that some of the fossil locations visited require the permission of the landowners before collecting fossils. Please also observe the safety of yourself and others when fossil hunting. We hope you enjoy the site.

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