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The white coastal cliffs at Dover.
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The following coastal cliffs are good fossil collection locations::
Park at the (paid) parking at Folkestone harbour. From there walk on the beach. In the grey Gault clay you can find many ammonites and bivalves. In the green sandstonelayer you can find large ammonites. This location is comparable to the Boulonnais coast in France. The Gault Clay formation is exposed at Copt Point. Watch out for the tides! The tide sometimes reaches to the cliffs!
At Dover there are the famous white limestone cliffs. The limestone comes from the upper Cretaceous period. The cliffs are at both sides of the harbour of Dover. At the eastern side the beach is accessible. From the top of the cliff in the natural area, stairs lead down to the beach. You can best collect fossils at the scree slopes and on the beach. You can find sea urchins, sea urchin spines, various bivalves, etc. I have found a 2 centimetre fish tooth here.
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