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Wee Jasper

posted 1 Mar 2017, 15:33 by Jamie Derkenne   [ updated 21 Mar 2017, 15:05 ]
Wee Jasper, north west of Canberra, Australia, is rolling sheep country, presently gripped by drought. From the hills you can see panoramic views of the Murrumbidgee and Goodradigbee valleys and Burrinjuck Dam with outcrops of grey limestone dotted along the ridges. 
The limestone is completely fossiliferous. Pick any of it up, and you are bound to see a fossil of some sort - mainly early Devonian  corals, shells, but also of lung fish and placoderm fish.