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Latest Discoveries of Theropod Dinosaur Claws

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Morocco has revealed its wonderful natural history over the last few decades, the team at The Fossil Store have made great discoveries and always strived to discover and attain exceptional dinosaur fossils. We have recently listed the best of our selection of the rare and extinct fossil teeth and claws of the Dromaeosaurids of the Western Sahara...

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Extinct Cow Shark

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Morocco has revealed wonderful natural history over the last few decades, our team at The Fossil Store have made great inroads striving to discover and attain exceptional fossil finds of the sharks of Morocco. We have recently listed the best of our selection of the rare and extinct fossil Cow shark teeth of the six gill blunt nosed shark...

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Prehistoric Megalodon Sharks

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megalodon fossil shark teeth for sale

My element, oxygenated water courses between my interlocked dermal scales as they navigate my movements into the unknown, this is my home and there are no limits, only my size, 16 meters and 50+ tons. Nothing can stop me and my hunger is growing whilst my teeth impatiently wait...

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Fossil Sarcosuchus Crocodiles

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crocodile article

We have recently listed some amazing crocodile fossils among which is a highly important Sarcosuchus jaw element. This consists of 24 teeth in a three dimensional Sarcosuchus imperator Crocodile Jaw discovered in the Cretaceous layers often referred to as...

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Creation Of The Crinoid Lily

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sea lily fossils for sale

Crinoidea, Camerata, Crinoids were ancient marine dwellers which have inspired palaeontologist, film directors, documentaries and the articles relating to magazines such as the 'National Geographic'. Covering information relating to the sub specie, almost an undetermined...

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Story Of The Meteorite Fall

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Meteorite facts and how they enter earths atmosphere

Sixty-five million years ago an object, possibly a comet a few times larger than the one landed on by the Philae probe, struck the Mexican coast triggering a global winter that wiped out the dinosaurs. In 1908, a smaller Meteor hit a remote part of Siberia devastating hundreds of...

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Fossil Mosasaurus Uncovered

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Prognathodon jaws in original fossil bed matrix

Mosasaurs, the stuff of legend, fossil bones were first discovered in Maastricht, they were believed to be from mythical fire breathing dragons. Today we view them as the ultimate terrors of the late Cretaceous period, a marine hunting reptile scouring prehistoric warm shallow seas...

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The Evolution Of Birds

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flying reptiles

The evolution of birds is a debate that continues to intrigue the palaeotological community. Evidence in the fossil record of flying creatures is continually increasing, Pterosaurs and toothless or false tooth birds and their connections to our modern Avifauna is part of a passion for knowledge...

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The Dinosaur Hunt

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The Dinosaur hunt

Welcome to the Dinosaur hunt, It all begins here, intrigued by the unknown with an unquantifiable amount of preliminary research, preparation and planning, building up to that moment in the field, the sun relentlessly beating down while contemplating the possibilities...

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Trilobites In The Autumn Sale

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fossil trilobite Tuesday offers

On Trilobite Tuesday we have some specially updated prehistoric aliens in store for you, our sale features recently updated spiny trilobite invertebrate fossil specimens, check out these offers from our SALE section from our menu and see the latest fossil trilobites on offer today...

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The Trilobites Beauty Impressions

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fossil trilobites for interiors

Aliens from our past are now in our midst, these little bug like arthropods filled the ancient sea floor from the Cambrian period some 550 million years ago to the Permian period around 250 million years ago. Humans have been upright and doing their thing for maybe 6 million years...

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Fossil Statements For Interiors

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fossils statements for interiors

Introducing a selected range of our latest discoveries, a classic range curated fossils from around the globe which we are delighted to offer including our new fossil finds presented on classically stylish bronze plinths which we feel create a perfect statement object for your fine interior...

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Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus Fossil

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fossil dinosaurs for interiors

A Spinosaurus aegypticus story discovered in the Red Sandstone of Morocco unfolding at The Fossil Store, this is our latest fossil find of battling dinosaurs from the Cretaceus of North Africa, here we analyse the struggle which led to the demise of the theropd dinosaur...

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The Big Picture

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Excavating and preparing fossils

Let us take you on a brief sojourn around the byways of North Africa, meet our friends and colleagues, rummage around sandy sink holes, pack and ship the finds and finally erect from the phoenix mix art forms from nature which is intriguing, strikes accord and delights. Our snippet of life and work in the Western Sahara with friends...

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Survival Of The Crocodile!

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awesome crocodiles are still here

It's incredible to think, millions of years ago, crocodiles such as the Dyrosaurus's we're swimming the lagoons and waters, waddling out onto the land and walking with dinosaurs like Spinosaurus. If these fossil leviathans of prehistory could talk to us, the story passed down from their ancestors that crawled in and out of the murky brine. According to a...

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Fossil Interiors - The Wall

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Interior fossil selections

Welcome to 'The Wall'! We are starting new projects with great innovations for the interior world and the concept of fossils as wall art, well they speak for themselves. We have superb collections of fossil fish art, framed and ready to hang on that interior wall. If you're a fisherman, ichthyologist, aquarist, know a fish fan or just like your fish then...

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Invertebrate Notes

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History in the moroccan trilobite invertebrate

A brief historical and anatomical note on the enigmatic Moroccan fossil invertebrates of the Sahara, the Trilobites! We are discussing in general terms the arthropods attributes of the trilobites, where their fossils abound, how they dig and are collected and by whom, the naming process of genus types and the ongoing role of the fossil industry...

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Fishes of the Desert

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finding fossil fishes in the western desert of morocco

The fishes of the Sahara are amazing fossils finds, digging out plates of limestone from eons ago in the arid void of the western desert of Morocco is a surreal field working experience which brings forth the marvellous examples we feature here.

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Dinosaur Egg Nest For Sale

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An excellent fossil dinosaur nest for sale here at The Fossil Store, this partial Hadrosaur dinosaur egg nest has been perfectly cleaned and presented on a minimalistic stainless steel custom turned base.The nest swivels in a 360° accent allowing an impressive exhibit quality.

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Record Breaking Mammoth Tusk Sells

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Record breaking prices attained for a single Mammoth tusk The Fossil Store sell 60kg tusk at West Sussex Auctioneers, Summers Place Auctions...

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Fossils Prove To Be A Favourable Investment

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Fossils and Mounted ammonites prove their worth in British and particularly at southern England and London auctions rooms, as other middle market traditional antique and antiquities, favourite investments of the past begin to pale in the wings. In challenging economic climbs we review the auction results and ask why have these old guards which are also the new boys on the block  holding there own, growing in confidence and value against general trends of uncertainty...

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Premium Spinosaurus Dinosaur Teeth

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Spinosaur dinosaur teeth blog

Welcome to our collection of fossil Spinosaurus dinosaur teeth and other skeletal material from the continental red beds known as the Kem Kem hamada. A raised plateaux and border region between Morocco and Algeria in the northern Sahara. We have in our collection beautifully preserved Spinosaurus sp. teeth and large bones of the once extant bipedal theropod dinosaur, a ferocious carnivore that once dominated the the margins, lagoons and shallow seas of the Cretaceous period some 97 to 89,000,000 years ago, which is now North Africa. The Cretaceous period persisted from 135 to 65 million years ago approximately. Spinosaurus ranged within in this period around 90 to 100 million years ago, read more about the remains left behind…

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How Does Fossil Wood Form?

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The story of fossil wood is most interesting. Piecing together the story of the fossils is like one long detective story. here we peek over the shoulders of great investigating scientists to reveal a little of how wood turns into stone...

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Fossil Fir Cones

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Fossil fir cone blog

We have listed some amazing natural history in our fauna and flora section, among the fossilised specimens are fossil fir cones, a perennial favourite in our collection, here we take a peek preview of whats on offer with a little historical information about just what the fossil fir cone holds in it secret silicified remains…

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Extinct Trilobites Hypostome or Dredge

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Extinct-trilobites

We are talking about the anatomy of one of our favourite fossil animals, the enigmatic fossil arthropod the trilobite, again today a hopefully enlightening view at the life of the now extinct invetebrate and one particular part of the little prehistoric arthropod in particular, the hypostome, for the tiro, that which is often referred to...

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Meteorites From North Africa

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meteorites from outer space

Meteorites from North Africa which have hurtled through the stratospheres and violently impacted our terrestrial world, have already voyaged through our solar system or galaxy covering millions of miles of space, read about the alien rocks The Fossil Store finds in the Saharan void…

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Shark Teeth Display For Your Interior

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Shark teeth display for your interior

Create an impact with a seventy million year old fossilised sharks teeth collection, approximately two thousand teeth make up each glazed and framed quartet, shop interior wall features…

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Interior Design and Ammonites on Plinths

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Interior designs with stunning Jurassic Mantelliceras Ammonites on custom bespoke plinths

Interior Design and Ammonites on Plinths, over the last twenty five years we have researched and developed The Fossil Stores Ammonites on plinths, now our own standard, these surmounted ammonites have proven a popular, sustainable and increasingly desirable accessory with interior designers...

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Historic Mammoth Tusk Collection

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A historic mammoth tusks

Historic Mammoth tusk collection, the find of the decade for our team, weighing in at over 60kg, an impressive eleven feet in length, the two tusk would have weighed in at 120-130kg 20,000 years ago when held in the adult woolly mammoth's jaws, thats one big individual mega fauna beast...

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Our latest Ancyloceras Heteromorph Ammonite

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Ancyloceras Heteromorph Ammonite blog

Preview our latest Ancyloceras Heteromorph Ammonite from North Africa, One of a kind, an excellently presented large size fossil of the ammonoidea class, with a rare inclusions of Nautili from the Barremian stage of the lower Cretaceous period, approximately 125 million years ago...

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25% Off January SALE ends soon!

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With February around the corner, take advantage of our latest SALE this January, offering a massive 25% off our entire catologue! Applied on your checkout...

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The travelling geko lizard in copal

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Gecko lizard in copal

We requested the help of Andrew Ross (Curator of Fossil Arthropods Department of Palaeontology of the Natural History Museum), to concur and identify that this gecko in copal was 100% genuine...

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Dinosaur coprolites and diggers at The Fossil Store

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Dinosaur fossil coprolite

We still are privileged to be accepted and be involved in the traditional Berber community, which leads us to our goals of fossil findings in the field. Our latest coprolites in our dinosaur section are from the workings of this region...

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2016 is here with new products and it’s January

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New Quartz Bowl Products

Break into the new year with our range of prehistoric fossils, like crazed dinosaurs we have been dashing about collecting and listing many new fine and rare fossil specimens. 2016, It's finally here and we are pleased to bring in the 'New Year' with beautifully selected objects for your home interior, gifts for loved ones and friends...

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Finding the right fossil for your money

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Finding the right fossil for your money

Fossils are everywhere online today from small businesses right down to the collector round the corner. You see something you like and begin your online hunt to find the best one for your money. You’re enjoying this hunt as you narrow down your search, stumbling across one or two that are similar however the prices vary dramatically...

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Extracting trilobites in North West Africa

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Extracting fossil trilobites in Africa

At the fossil site as the fossil bedding seam is broken up into smaller constituent parts, the arthropods body parts, often slightly darker than the limestone matrix which entombed it can been easily identified by the trained eye.continue reading...

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Buying the right fossil for you

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Buying the right fossils

Buying the right fossil is important, so we're talking about it, here at The Fossil Store. When it comes to buying fossils it can get a little confusing with a vast array of types available to buy. So we're going to discuss how to go about purchasing your first or that latest fossil you've been admiring for so long...

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Quartz for your Christmas stockings

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quartz for christmas

This Christmas find something that is unique, has taken eons to produce, and is tantalisingly enlightening, will last forever and is probably guaranteed to totally surprise the recipient. Here is an overview of a selection of fine minerals and fossils ideas...

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Fossils in frames exclusive to The Fossil Store

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Framed Fossils

Our latest edition to fossils in frames (peek fossils in frames) has all our team starry eyed, were sure you'll love them too. Wonderful renditions from the marine dinosaur era, genuine fossils with illustrations, the elements complement each other perfectly exclusive to The Fossil Store...

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Black Friday SALE is here!

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Black Friday Fossil SALE!

Black Friday is approaching and you can view our sales now! This Thursday 26 November 2015 and ends on Monday 30 November 2015. We're offering some good discounts off a few of our selections so why not have a browse, we might have the perfect gift for you or someone special...

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Megalodon shark teeth hunters

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Fossil Megalodon Teeth

Carcharodon Megalodon Shark, the fiercest predator of its time in the ocean. In the Miocene and Pliocene periods approximately 16 to 3 million years ago this monster shark would hunt other sharks, fishes and even sperm whales, cetaceans 23 million years ago to now. Whale vertebrae have been discovered with gouge marks...

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Fossil dishes and bowls

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Fossil bowls and dishes

Introducing something a little different for your Christmas dining the season, and one of are favourite lines are these unique line of ammonite and orthoceras calcified Devonian marble dishes for interior dining. A fine selection of tableware that is sure to impress and delight everyone...

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Sublime ammonites on bases

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Mantelliceras Ammonites On Bases

Since our humble beginnings mounting ammonites they have found fine homes literally across the globe. In luxurious Dubai hotels, from Australasia to North America. They have been sold in great British stores, Harrods of London, sold in Sotheby’s and Christies Auction rooms and many others. Displayed at the Olympia fine art and antiques...

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Vanadinite use for preparation of arsenic

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Vanadanite minerals

This attractive secondary mineral was first discovered in Mexico at the beginning of the nineteen century, has since been mined  in several other location from North America to North Africa, has a chemical formula Pb5(VO4)3Cl and a mohs hardenss scale of 3 to 4...

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Mohs hardness scale

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Mohs hardness scale

The Mohs hardness scale below was devised when the hardest or most resistant known mineral or gemstone was the diamond. The minerals below in the Mohs scale are classified by number 1 - 10 of hardness. When a mineral can be scratched by another mineral of greater hardness this is classified by the Mohs number...

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Fools Gold - Pyrite Ammonites And Cubes

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Pyrite Ammonites

Mirror finished 'Pyrite', commonly known as 'Fools Gold', crystallises in cubic form and has tricked many to believe they had found the elusive golden prize, 'Gold', however they were fooled. These amazing cubic forms are natural, not engineered by man but by nature...

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Ammonite Extinctions

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A brief note on ammonite extinctions

Ammonite extinctions and these are one of the most recognisable fossils of our prehistory, Ammonites reigned supreme in their habitat for hundreds of millions of years, surviving from the Devonian period 417-354 m.y.a; through many extinction events, their final demise coinciding with the extraordinary 'KT boundary' extinction...

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New arrivals of fossil Heteromorphs

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blog about new arrivals of fossil heteromorphs

New arrivals of fossil heteromorphs and whilst many Ammonites have retained their spiral form, their are those which have desired other paths to survive natures wrath by uncoiling their spiral over many millions of years, like the Ancyloceras and Audoliceras heteromorph ammonites. Both rare and beautiful...

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Preparing For Our Expedition 2014

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Blog about preparing for our expedition 2014

Preparing for our expedition 2014 and yes, It's that time of year again and we're excited to see the sands of North Africa. With only a few weeks to prepare and promotions keeping us busy with little time to think, we work on with excitement...

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About The Fossil Store

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About The Fossil Store and who we are

About The Fossil Store's historical roots originate in the nineteen sixties, a brothers gift sparked a boys imagination with prehistory which flourished over decades becoming the commercial endeavour you see here today. In the last two decades of the twentieth century the fossil store began trading and primarily importing fossils from around the world...

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