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Fossil Hunting in East Wales

The East of Wales, is famous for trilobites of Ordovician age. There are few sites that expose this rich rock, one excellent location called Little Wern is a private quarry open to those staying at the holiday cottage.

Tucked away in the fold of a valley near Llandridnod Wells, Central Wales, sits the Little Wern holiday cottage. Set within 18 acres of beautiful Welsh farm land. It is a peaceful and relaxing place to stay. The cottage has its own quarry which is solely open to visitors staying there. And what’s more it is stuffed full of trilobite remains.


This small section of stream cutting in the middle of nowhere is worth a visit, to look for trilobite remains. Fossils are not particularly frequent, but with some searching, you should find trilobite pieces and graptolite fossils.


Cliff
Fossils collected direct from cliff face
Foreshore
Fossils collected from the foreshore
Cliff/Foreshore
Fossils collected from the cliff and foreshore
Quarry
Location is a quarry or pit
Stream
Fossils collected from a stream or river bed,
Field
Fossils collected from a farm field
Cutting
Fossils collected from road or railway cutting.
Scree Slope
Fossils collected from hill or mountain scree slope.
Rock Outcrop
Fossils collected from rock outcrops.
Lake / Reservoir
Fossils collected from lake or reservoir banks.
Microfossils
Samples taken back for processing microfossils.

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Fossils are common
Fossils often found
Fossils are not common
Fossils rarely found
Site protected, no collecting permitted, or no access to beach

Quaternary
Neogene
Palaeogene

Cretaceous
Jurassic
Triassic
Permian
Carboniferous
Devonian
Silurian
Ordovician
Cambrian / Pre Cambrian

 

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