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Dactylioceras Feuguerolles A large
2.50 EUR



  Åland
  Finland

Added:
january 2005
Last Modified:
may 2005

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Location description

On the Åland islands between Sweden and Finland in the Baltic sea, you can find fossils from the Ordovician period. In the University Museum in Helsinki, you can see fossils from the Åland Islands.

East of the main island there is a 9 kilometre diameter crater (Lumparn). This crater was formed by a meteor or comet impact 1200 to 500 milion years ago.


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Directions

You can go to the Finnish Åland Islands by ferry from the Swedish or the Finnish mainland. The best spot to collect fossils is Ytternäs on the Jomala island. The finds consist of trilobites and gastropods from the Ordovician period.

Also in Önningby, Slemmern, Hammarland, Finnström and Överby trilobites and other fossils can be found.

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Finds

Trilobites (Asaphus, Cheirurus, Illaenus), brachiopods and gastropods from the Ordovician period.


Trilobites from Aland in the University museum in Helsinki © Photo: Olli Manninen


Gastropod from Aland in the University museum in Helsinki © Photo: Olli Manninen


Brachiopod from Aland in the University museum in Helsinki © Photo: Olli Manninen


Trilobite from Aland in the University museum in Helsinki © Photo: Olli Manninen

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Thanks to Olli Manninen for sending this description.

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