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1967: 500 million year old fossil, 1800s half-penny found - Ocean City Sentinel: History

1967: 500 million year old fossil, 1800s half-penny found

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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:50 am

A fossilized cephaloid, as much as 500 million years old, was found by a skin-diver in Great Egg Harbor Inlet along with a British half-penny minted during the reign of King George III, the Ocean City Sentinel-Ledger reported Sept. 7, 1967.

The skin-diver’s finds were entrusted to Col. Richard G. Snyder, who brought them to the Ocean City Sentinel-Ledger’s offices so they could be studied, the paper reported.

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