Albarracin is a mountainous area southwest of Teruel, Spain. In the hills northwest of Orihuela del Tremedal, you can find nice fossils. In the surroundings various paleozoic layers are exposed.
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Use a detailed map of the area to find the locations. From Teruel follow the signs for Albarracin. Then follow the signs Orihuela del Tremedal. Several kilometres before Orihuela take a main road to the right. In the rivervalley at right you can find brachiopods in the marl.
Follow the road to the right. After a few kilometres you will see slightly dipping limestone layers on a hill. The softer and harder layers alternate. Here you can find ammonites.
West of Orihuela there are several smal exposures where you can find trilobites and graptolites.
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In the white limestone from the Jurassic period, you can find several species of ammonites . Brachiopods can be found in the soft grey marls exposed in the river valleys.
Graptolites are found in Silurian black shale, and trilobites in sandstones from the Ordovician period.
There are 27 photographs of fossils from this location in our Fossil ID System.
Go to the Albarracin Species List to identify your own finds!
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Other locations in the area
Mineral location: Ojos Negros
Museum: Museo de las Ciencias de Castilla-La Mancha
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