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april 2012
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Location description

At Coral Bay at the Cyprus coast near Peyia, limestone from the upper Miocene, part of the Neogene period is exposed. The limestone is exposed alang a large section of the soutwest coast of Cyprus.

The rocks are severely eroded and often large blocks of sediment fall down the cliffs. At these spots it is best to collect fossils. Beware of rockfalls.

Officially collecting fossils in Cyprus is not allowed.

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Coral Bay is located at the southwest coast of Cyprus, near Peyia. North of the Coral Bay is a smaller bay where you can collect fossils. Walk along the coast from Coral Bay to the northwest. You will pass an old barn, a monument and he collecting site. At this site the ship Edro III was beaten on the rocks in the winter of 2011.

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Bivalves and gastropods.

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Thanks to Freddy Talboom for sending this description.

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