In Buttenheim there is a clay quarry where layers from the lower Jurassic period are exposed (Lias, Pliensbachian). In the sediments you can find ammonites and other fossils.
You can ask permission to enter the quarry at the workers in the quarry. Most times this is no problem.
A second old quarry in Unterstürmig is closeby. There is nothing to find anymore. Until the 1990's is was a fossil collectors heaven.
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The quarry Buttenheim/"Holzbachacker" in 2008.
Added by: Sönke on 23-06-2011
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Buttenheim is located in the southeast of Germany, about 15 kilometres south of Bamberg. The exact location of the quarry is not known to me.
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There are 8 photographs of fossils from this location in our Fossil ID System.
Go to the Buttenheim Species List to identify your own finds!
Literature recommended by members
- Sönke Simonsen & Wolfgang Dietz, 2012: Die Tongrube Buttenheim Steinkern-Sonderheft Nr. 2 Neuauflage
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Museum: Naturhistorisches Museum Nürnberg
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