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6-year-old Emily Baldry stands beside a 160 million-year-old ammonite fossil

Six-year-old Emily Baldry unearthed a 130-pound, 40cm ammonite fossil with a seaside spade while "accompanying her father Jon on an archeological trip to Cotswold Water Park, Glos, last year." It has been restored by experts and will be put on display at a local visitors' center.
The fossil is officially known as a Rieneckia odysseus – but Emily, of Chippenham, Wilts, has affectionately dubbed it Spike.

She says: "I took him to school and all my friends think he's great."
Her father calls Spike "an amazing find."


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