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  Faxe
  Denmark

Added:
September 2002
Last Modified:
November 2013

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Location description

This quarry is known for its typical corals, bryozoans and fossil crabs. 98% Of the shark teeth found in this quarry are without the root. The limestone is from the Danien (part of the Paleogene period).

Near the quarry in the village of Faxe there is a geological museum. The museum is open from 14 to 17 hour, tuesday to saturday. The adress is Østervej 2 in Faxe. They can also help you with the identification of your finds. See also the museum website.


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The quarry from above.
Added by: webmaster on 23-06-2011

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Directions

Faxe is located on the island of Sjælland in Denmark. From the mainroad to/from Copenhagen take exit Faxe (road 154). You can see the cement factories in Faxe from a large distance. The quarry is located directly east of the village It is possible to get a guided tour in the quarry (ask at the museum).

The quarry is still in use, so be careful with the traffic in the quarry. The quarry is accessible by several paths. Entering at your own risk off course. Large groups first have to ask for permission at the office.

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Finds

Corals, sea urchins, gastropods, brachiopods, bryozoans, shark teeth, crinoids, crabs and bivalves.

Also mammoth finds are reported from the top layer.

There are 3 photographs of fossils from this location in our Fossil ID System.
Go to the Faxe Species List to identify your own finds!

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Museum: GeoCenter Møns Klint
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Museum: Stevns Museum
Society: Stenvennerne: Gladsaxe School
Society: Sydsjællands Amatørgeologiske Forening: Grønnegades kaserne
Society: Trilobiten Falsters Stenklub: Stubbekøbing bibliotek

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