Top beaches for fossil collecting

There's nothing like finding a piece of prehistory on the beach! Let us know your favorite beach or beaches for collecting fossils — from shark teeth to urchins to ammonites to brachiopods. You can be as specific or vague as you like on the exact location. We'll report the winners in an upcoming story. Thanks!

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* 1. What is the name of your favorite beach for collecting fossils?

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* 2. Where is the beach located?

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* 3. Tell us more about your beach and what you find there.


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