It’s an absolutely amazing and rare discovery that happened by complete chance: Emily was just using a plastic spade to dig around on her first organised digging trip at Cotsworld Water Park in the UK with her dad. Little did she know what would come out of it: the Rieneckia odysseus fossil — which is like a gigantic mollusk from the Jurrasic period — 16 inches in diameter and completely intact, other fossilized ammonites in the UK have all been fragmented into little pieces.
It is so exciting to see him. I was very happy when I first saw him and now he looks very shiny.
I hope she keeps digging. [Daily Mail]