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may 2003
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Location description

Öland is a Swedish island in the Baltic sea. The islands consists of flat laying limestone from the Ordovician period.

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The coast at Djupvik.
Added by: webmaster on 22-03-2012

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You can travel to Öland by bridge from Kalmar on the Swedish mainland. The best places to look for fossils are located at the coastline. At the northern part of the west coast there are cliffs with many quarries. Here the best fossil locations are located (i.e. near Äleklinta). You can also look in Byrum.

In the south of Öland near Grönhögen shale from the Cambrium period is exposed. Here you can find many trilobites Agnostus. On the beach near Grönhögen you can find black pieces of shale with graptolites.

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The finds are mainly tail parts (pygidium) of the trilobite Megalaspis sp. You also can find other trilobites and many orthoceras.

There are 13 photographs of fossils from this location in our Fossil ID System.
Go to the Öland Species List to identify your own finds!

Literature recommended by members

  • Frank Rudolph, Wolfgang Bilz, Dirk Pittermann, 2010: Fossilien an Nord- und Ostsee
    Gids over fossielen uit de Noord- en Baltische Zee. Boek in het Duits.
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