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PART OF A GIANT FOSSIL AMMONITE - Maidstone, Kent

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PART OF A GIANT
FOSSIL AMMONITE


120 million years old
​​​​​​​(Cretaceous period)


Lower Greensand (Hythe Beds)
Ditton, near Maidstone, Kent​​​​


Part of a giant ammonite from a Kentish ragstone quarry. The ribs of the ammonite's shell are clearly visible. It has been cut with a diamond saw so that it stands upright for display.

Kentish ragstone is a hard, sandy limestone that occurs in a geological formation known as the Hythe Beds of the Lower Greensand, a layer of limestone running from Kent into Surrey. It forms the marked ridge along the northern edge of The Weald (The Greensand Ridge).

It has been used as a building stone in London and neighbouring counties from Roman times; the Normans, in particular, constructed a large number of buildings and castles using ragstone, such as the Tower of London.

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Size: 26 x 12 x 3.5 centimetres
Weight: 1.12 kilograms

PRICE: £30.00
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PART OF A GIANT FOSSIL AMMONITE - Maidstone, Kent
PART OF A GIANT FOSSIL AMMONITE - Maidstone, Kent PART OF A GIANT FOSSIL AMMONITE - Maidstone, Kent PART OF A GIANT FOSSIL AMMONITE - Maidstone, Kent PART OF A GIANT FOSSIL AMMONITE - Maidstone, Kent