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René Lauridsen

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Hi everyone.. My girlfriend and I are planning to go to the uk, or yorkshire to be more speciffic, and we are looking for someone or somewhere we can find info on how and where to find fossils.. We are also wondering wether or not it is legal to take the fossils back home to Denmark with us :)

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http://ukfossils.co.uk/category/yorkshire/


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We know several friends who regularly come over from Denmark to collect fossils and take back. There are no legal issues, but please bare in mind.

1) Always follow UK SSSI Rules. Most sites in the UK mean you can collect fossils, but you must not hammer the bedrock (cliff face etc).  Since most fossils are found loose or in foreshore rocks and boulders, there is no need to dangerously hit cliffs anyway.

2) If flying by Plane, DO NOT bring back rocks in hand luggage. Airports often class rocks as 'weapons' and will destroy them when they scan your bags. Simply bring them back in your hold cases and you will be ok.

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Will brexit effect it?
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No Brexit won't affect it. The only possibly relevant UK legislation is the Export of Goods (Control) Order, 1987, which covers items >£20,000 and >50 years old. However, even in the unlikely event that the OP found something that valuable, in a 1980's test case, the Dept of Trade determined that aforementioned law only applied to 'manufactured' items - i.e. made by human hands.

Ergo, there are no legal restrictions on taking fossils out of the UK, regardless of the destination.
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I am not good with politics 🙂
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