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Ancient cephalopod fossil found inside a rock

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A fossil hunter has uncovered a 185 million-year-old fossil after cracking open a 'golden cannonball' rock on a beach in Yorkshire.

Aaron Smith, 22, spotted the rock which was coated in iron pyrite, while exploring Sandsend Beach.

A seasoned fossil collector, Mr Smith suspected that the rock contained a fossil from its glossy appearance.

Footage shows the medical student opening the cannonball-shaped stone to reveal the spiral-shaped cleviceras fossil - a form of ammonite - inside, before closing it up again. 

 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6665169/Fossil-hunter-opens-golden-cannonball-reveal-rare-fossil.html

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Reminds me of my alma mater - Miskatonic U...

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(Seriously though, it's a cool story)

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