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Now considered the world's greatest fossilist, Mary Anning and her world are brought to life in this story about scientific discovery for young readers.
But the most famous geological finds at Lyme fell to a working-class girl, Mary Arming (1799-1847), who was later famed as "the fossil woman," praised as "the greatest fossilist the world ever knew," and commemorated by a stained glass window placed in Lyme's church of St.
Although the Hilton mine closed commercially in the 1950's, some of its bat-infested underground workings are still theoretically accessible--unfortunately on the edge of a British military installation which makes access, shall we say, "awkward." Don Edwards, "Fossilist & Petrifactioneer" as his card calls him, of Tideswell Dale Rock Shop (Commercial Road, Tideswell, Derbyshire, U.K.) showed up in the "International Room" of the Main Show at Denver with a few gorgeous clusters of lustrous, transparent, yellow-orange, cubic fluorite crystals, the individual cubes reaching 5 cm on edge, and the clusters reaching 12 X 12 X 12 cm.