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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 middle Danien (part of the Paleogene period). At the edges of the quarry, the bryozoan mounds of the Stevns Klint Formation are exposed, while in most of the quarry, the coral limestones of the Faxe Formation are exposed. This formation is formed by a local cold water coral reef. In a small part of the quarry, the "Baunekule facies" was exposed. This facies consists of softer limestones with a particularly rich and very well-preserved mollusc fauna. Unfortunately, nowadays the Baunekule facies is completely excavated, and can no longer be excessed in the quarry.
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.
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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.Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this locality.
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Other locations in the area
Fossil location: Hvide Klint
Fossil location: Karlstrup
Fossil location: Møns Klint
Fossil location: Stevns Klint 1 (Korsnaeb)
Fossil location: Stevns Klint 2 (Boesdal)
Fossil location: Stevns Klint 3 (Hojerup Kirke)
Fossil location: Stevns Klint 4 (Stevns Kridvaerk, Sigerslev)
Fossil location: Stevns Klint 5 (Holtug)
Fossil location: Store Damme
Museum: GeoCenter Møns Klint
Museum: Geologisk Museum Statens Naturhistoriske Museum
Museum: Geomuseum Faxe
Museum: Stevns Museum
Society: Stenvennerne: Gladsaxe School
Society: Sydsjællands Amatørgeologiske Forening: Grønnegades kaserne
Society: Trilobiten Falsters Stenklub: Stubbekøbing bibliotek
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