200 million-year-old fossil found by nine-year-old in Wales


A nine-year-old boy in Wales got here throughout a 200 million-year-old ammonite on a seashore in Wales.

Eli Morris and his dad have been out at Llantwit Main seashore in Vale of Glamorgan when he found a preserved mollusc in a cliff face. The fossil is about 0.3m throughout.

He stated, ‘I used to be simply sitting right here and seemed up and thought ‘Oh my God, that’s massive!’

The BBC reported that the younger boy loves to gather fossils, and sometimes goes fossil searching together with his dad. His father stated that they’re at all times on the coast, ‘often down Gower method, however this was [their] first time [at Llantwit Major beach], so it was newbie’s luck actually.’

The rocks alongside Llantwit Main’s seashore and cliffs date again 200 million years to the Jurassic interval.

The rock is a mixture of mudstone and limestone, often called a blue lias formation. Dr Nick Felstead’s Swansea College bodily geography lecturer stated ‘the fossil Eli discovered is an ammonite, which was a kind of mollusc intently associated to octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish, which is a uncommon discover at Llantwit Main.

‘We are able to see that the interior chambers that might have been used for buoyancy of the ammonite have been infilled with quartz throughout fossilisation, which is even rarer, and makes this one particularly fairly,’ he added.

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