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In eastern part of The Netherlands several sandquarries are located. The quarries are located in Sibculo, Westerhaar(sandquarry Alderink), Bruinehaar, Kloosterhaar (sandquarries Anker and Sierink) and Balderhaar (sandquarries Megamix and Oude Nijweme.
The sand are from the Enschede formation Enschede (Pleistocene; part of the Neogene period). This is a river sediment from rivers flowing west from the Baltic area. The pebbles originate from several sediments in the Baltic area. Famous are the sponges from the Ordovician period.
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Sand quarry Aalderink in Westerhaar, april 2004.
Added by: Fossielenzoeker on 22-03-2012
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The area is located north of the city of Almelo, in the eastern part of The Netherlands. From the village of Westerhaar take direction Sibculo, Kloosterhaar. Straight on to Balderhaar. Near this road several quarries are located. Please ask permission before entering the quarry (not a problem most times)! Also take your own helmet.
Adress Calduran, Kloosterhaar: Verlengde Broekdijk 27 Kloosterhaar.Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this locality.
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