Contribute knowledge and information to Fossiel.net!
How can I help?
Most Popular Fossil Locations
Gorges du Verdon, France
Yttrium vial element Y
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.
Photo 2 of 5
Sand quarry Megamix in Balderhaar, april 2004.
Added by: Fossielenzoeker on 22-03-2012
Do you have (more) photographs of this location? Please send your photographs using the Fossil Location Photo form!
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.
Literature recommended by members
Do you have (more) literature suggestions for this location? Please send your suggestion using the Literature form!
Other locations in the area
Fossil location: Alstätte
Fossil location: Gildehaus
Fossil location: Holtwick
Fossil location: Legden
Fossil location: Markelo
Fossil location: Rivierengebied (Deventer)
Fossil location: Rivierengebied (Zwolle, Haerst)
Fossil location: Rossum (oude klei groeve / old clay quarry)
Fossil location: Wilsum
Fossil location: Wüllen
Fossil location: Zandafgraving Gasselterveld
Fossil location: Zandafgraving Hoogersmilde
Geology location: Hondsrug (Gasselte)
Geology location: Losser (Staringgroeve)
Museum: Biochron Dierenpark Emmen
Museum: Kristal Museum
Museum: Natura Docet
Museum: Twentse Welle
Society: GEA Kring Drenthe, AOC Terra
Society: GEA Kring Twente: T Lansink
Society: Werkgroep Fossielen Twente: TwentseWelle
Everybody using the fossil collecting location descriptions from this site has to respect the Collecting Code!
Search the Forum to find recent messages about this location.
Do you have additional info or corrections? REPORT