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  ENCI
  The Netherlands

Added:
june 2002
Last Modified:
october 2012

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Location description

In Maastricht and surroundings you can find limestone from the Cretaceous period. The ENCI uses the limestone to make cement. For decades, this quarry has been a much appreciated site to collect fossils from the Maastrichtian. Several times a year the quarry is open to amateur geologists.

From 2006 you have to be a member of the geological society Limburg! See also: http://www.ngvafdelingen.nl/?page_id=50

In the ENCI quarry often "caves" can be seen. These are not real caves but they are manmade. From the middle ages the limestone was used as a building material.

The ENCI quarry will be operational until 2018.


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Western part of the ENCI quarry.
Added by: webmaster on 23-06-2011

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Directions

The ENCI quarry is located just south of Maastricht in the south east of The Netherlands. From the southern ring road of Maastricht, follow the ENCI signs. For instructions and more directions, see the website above.

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Finds

The finds from the ENCI quarry are bivalves, corals, sea urchins, shark teeth and other fossils from the Cretaceous period. In the ENCI quarry most fossils are found in the upper layers (Meerssen member). This layer is also rich in bryozoans. Part of Mosasaur can be found, but these are very rare.

There are 251 photographs of fossils from this location in our Fossil ID System.
Go to the ENCI Species List to identify your own finds!

Geology

A Stratigraphic Column from this location is available. You can use the column to find specific layers at the location.

Literature recommended by members

  • Anne S. Schulp, 2006: On Maastricht Mosasaurs
    Added by Trilobite
  • BASSLER, R. S., 1953: Bryozoa. [In:] MOORE, R. C. (ed.): Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part G: G1-253, Fig. 1-175; Lawrence.
    Added by hubertus68
  • Diverse auteurs, 1998: Fossielen van de St. Pietersberg, Nederlandse Geologische Vereniging, Limburgnummer 9B, 91–152
    Added by hubertus68
  • Friedman, M., 2012: Ray-finned fishes (Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii) from the type Maastrichtian, the Netherlands and Belgium
    Scripta Geologica Special Issue, 8: 113-142
    Added by hubertus68
  • Goldfuss, G.A., 1862 (written in 1826-1833): Petrefacta Germaniae, I, Bryozoa, pp. 22-38, 94-100. 2nd Edition.
    Een standaardwerk over diverse fossiele diergroepen.
    Added by hubertus68
  • HAGENOW, FR. v., 1851: Die Bryozoen der Maastrichter Kreidebildung. - S. 1-111, Taf. 1-12; Cassel.
    Added by hubertus68
  • Jäger, M., 2012: Sabellids and serpulids from the type Maastrichtian
    in: Jagt, J.W.M., Donovn, S.K. & Jat-Yazykova, E.A. (eds), Fossils of the type Maastrichtian (Part 1). Scriptra Geologica Special Issue, 8: 45-81, 6 pls., Leiden, February 2012.
    Added by FossilDude
  • Jagt, J.W.M., 1999: Late Cretaceous-Early Palaeogene echinoderms and the K/T boundary in the southeast Netherlands and northeast Belgium - Part 1: Introduction and stratigraphy. Scripta Geologica 116, 1-57.
    Added by Bram
  • Jagt, J.W.M., 2000: Late Cretaceous-Early Palaeogene echinoderms and the K/T boundary in the southeast Netherlands and northeast Belgium — Part 3: Ophiuroids. Scripta Geologica 121, 1-179.
    Added by Bram
  • Jagt, J.W.M., 2000: Late Cretaceous-Early Palaeogene echinoderms and the K/T boundary in the southeast Netherlands and northeast Belgium — Part 4: Echinoids. Scripta Geologica 122, 181-375.
    Added by Bram
  • Jagt, J.W.M., 2000: Late Cretaceous-Early Palaeogene echinoderms and the K/T boundary in the southeast Netherlands and northeast Belgium — Part 5: Asteroids. Scripta Geologica 121, 377-503.
    Added by Bram
  • Jagt, J.W.M., 2000: Late Cretaceous-Early Palaeogene echinoderms and the K/T boundary in the southeast Netherlands and northeast Belgium — Part 6: Conclusions. Scripta Geologica 121, 505-577.
    Added by Bram
  • Jagt, J.W.M., 1999: Late Cretaceous-Early Palaeogene echinoderms and the K/Tboundary in the southeast Netherlands and northeast Belgium - Part 2: Crinoids. Scripta Geologica 116, 59-255.
    Added by Bram
  • Jagt, J.W.M., 1996: Late Maastrichtian and Early Palaeocene index macrofossils in the Maastrichtian type area (SE Netherlands, NE Belgium)
    Geologie en Mijnbouw 75: 153-162
    Added by FossilDude
  • Jagt, J.W.M. & Jagt-Yazykova, E.A., 2017: Stratigraphical ranges of tegulated inoceramid bivalves in the type area of the Maastrichtian Stage (Belgium, the Netherlands)
    Cretaceous Research (doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2017.05.022)
    Added by FossilDude
  • Jagt, J.W.M., Deckers, M.J.M. & Stroucken, J.W., 2014: Een mosdiertje op stelten - Ubaghsia reticulata uit het Laat-Krijt van de Sint-Pietersberg, Maastricht. GEA vol. 47 nr. 4, p. 104.
    Added by hubertus68
  • Jagt, J.W.M., Donovan, S.K., Stroucken, J.W., 2014: Enige gravende en borende tweekleppigen uit het Laat-Krijt van Zuid-Limburg
    GEA, december 2014, nummer 4
    Added by FossilDude
  • Keutgen, N., Remin, Z., Jagt, J.W.M., 2017: The late Maastrichtian Belemnella kazimiroviensis group (Cephalopoda, Coleoidea) in the Middle Vistula valley (Poland) and the Maastricht area (the Netherlands, Belgium) – taxonomy and palaeobiological implications
    Palaeontologia Electronica 20.2.38A: 1-29\r\npalaeo-electronica.org/content/2017/1931-belemnites-around-the-ktb
    Added by FossilDude
  • Larwood, G., Voigt, E. & J. Scholz, 2008: Paleoecological, morphological and taxonomical aspects of the Pelmatoporinid genus Ubaghsia, Jullien from the Maastricht Chalk. – In: Hageman, S.J., Key, M.M., Jr., and Winston, J.E. (eds.), Bryozoan Studies 2007: Proceedings of the 14th International Bryozoology Conference, Boone, North Carolina, July 1-8, 2007. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication 15:111-21.
    Added by hubertus68
  • Leloux, J., 2004: Notes on taxonomy and taphonomy of two Upper Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) scleractinian corals from Limburg, The Netherlands
    Scripta Geologica, 127: 313-339
    Added by FossilDude
  • Mulder, W.A., et al., 1998: Preliminary observations on the stratigraphic distributon of Late Cretaceous marine and terrestrial reptiles from the Maastrichtian type area (SE Netherlards, NE Belgium).
    Oryctos, 1: 55-64
    Added by FossilDude
  • Nathalie Bardet, Rudi W. Dortangs, P.J. Felder, Douwe Th. de Graaf, John W.M. Jagt, Marcel M.M. Kuyp, 1998: Maashagedissen: Laat-Kretaceische Mosasauriërs uit Luik en Limburg
    ISSN 0374-955X
    Added by Trilobite
  • Pergens, E, 1893: Nouveaux Bryozoaires du Crétacé du Limbourg, Bull. Soc. Belge de Géol. de Paléont. et d’ Hydrol. T. VII.
    Added by hubertus68
  • Pergens, E., 1893: Nouveaux Bryozoaires du Crétacé du Limbourg, Bull. Soc. Belge de Géol. de Paléont. et d’ Hydrol. T. VII.
    Added by hubertus68
  • TAVERNE, L. & GOOLAERTS, S., 2015: The dercetid fishes (Teleostei, Aulopiformes) from the Maastrichtian (Late Cretaceous) of Belgium and The Netherlands», Geologica Belgica [En ligne], volume 18 (2015), number 1, 21-30
    Added by hubertus68
  • Van der Ham, 1995: Hemiaster (Leymeriaster) eluvialis, a new echinoid from the late Maastrichtian of NE Belgium and SE Netherlands
    BULLETIN VAN HET KONINKLIJK BELGISCH INSTITUUT VOOR NATUURWETENSCHAPPEN, AARDWETENSCHAPPEN, 65: 153-164, 1995
    Added by FossilDude
  • VOIGT, E., 1979b: Bryozoen der Kunrader Schichten in Süd-Limburg (Cheilostomata). - Grondbor en Hamer 2: 33-88, 14 Taf.
    Added by hubertus68
  • VOIGT, E., 1984: Die Genera Reteporidea D‘ORBIGNY, 1849 und Crisidmonea MARSSON (Bryozoa, Cyclostomata) in der Maastrichter Tuffkreide (Ob. Maastrichtium) nebst Bemerkungen über Polyascosoecia CANU & BASSLER und andere ähnliche Gattun-gen. - Mitteilungen des Geologisch-Paläontologischen Instituts der Universität Hamburg 56: 385-412. Taf. 1-7. - [Festband GEORG KNETSCH].
    Added by hubertus68
  • VOIGT, E., 1959e: Die ökologische Bedeutung der Hartgründe („Hardgrounds“) in der oberen Kreide. - Paläontologische Zeitschrift 33:129-147, I Abb., 4 Taf.
    Added by hubertus68
  • VOIGT, E., 1987a: Neue cyclostome Bryozoen aus der Maastrichter Tuffkreide (Ob. Maastrichtium). - Paläontologische Zeitschrift 61: 41-56, 6 Abb. 206.
    Added by hubertus68
  • VOIGT, E., 1953: Revision von: H. HAMM: „Die Bryozoen des Maastrichter Obersenons“ 1881. - Mitteilungen des Geologischen Staatsinstitutes zu Hamburg 22: 32-75, 1 Abb., 14 Taf.
    Added by hubertus68
  • VOIGT, E., 1987c: Thalassinoid burrows in the Maastrichtian Chalk Tuff near Maastricht (The Netherlands) as a fossil Hardground microcavern Biotope of Cretaceous Bryozoans. - In: Ross, J.R.P., Hrsg., Bryozoa: Present and Past: 293-300, 2 Abb.; Bellingham (Western Washington Univ.).
    Added by hubertus68
  • VOIGT, E., 1981b: Upper Cretaceous bryozoan-seagrass association in the Maastrichtian of the Netherlands. - In: LARWOOD, G.P. & NIELSEN, C., Hrsg., Recent and fossil Bryozoa: 281-298, 5 Abb.,1 Tab.; Fredensborg (Olsen & Olsen). - [Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Bryozoa].
    Added by hubertus68
  • VOIGT, E. & ERNST, H., 1985a: Regressive Astogenese bei Nudonychocella n. g. n. sp. und anderen Bryozoen aus der Maastrichter Tuffkreide. - Paläontologische Zeitschrift 59: 57-73, 4 Abb.
    Added by hubertus68
  • VOlGT, E., 1973f: Environmental conditions of Bryozoan ecology of the Hardground biotope of the Maastrichtian Tuff-Chalk, near Maastricht (Netherlands). - In: LARWOOD, G.P., Hrsg., Living and fossil Bryozoa: 185-197, 2 Taf.; London (Academic Press).
    Added by hubertus68
  • VOlGT, E., 1974c: Über die Bedeutung der Hartgründe (Hardgrounds) für die Evertebratenfauna der Maastrichter Tuffkreide. - Natuurhistorisch Maandblatt 63: 32-39, 16 Abb.
    Added by hubertus68

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