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  Cap Gris Nez

june 2002
Last Modified:
january 2006

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Location description

Cliffs at Cap Gris Nez are beach deposits from the Jurassic period. See also the description of nearby location Cap Blanc Nez. Gris Nez means "Grey nose", because of the grey cliffs.

Beware! At some places it it forbidden to use hammers and chisels! Collecting fossils without equipment is allowed. Watch the tides!

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La Pointe aux Oies.
Added by: Theo on 27-03-2012

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The area, also known as Boulonnais, is located south of Calais at the French north coast. You can find many fossils in the cliffs (Jurassic period) at several locations:

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There are 8 photographs of fossils from this location in our Fossil ID System.
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Other locations in the area

Fossil location: Cap Blanc Nez (Alternatief)
Fossil location: Cap Blanc Nez (Escalles)
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Fossil location: Kent (Folkestone)


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