In the outskirts of the city of Czestochowa there are three clay quarries where clay and shales from the Bathonian is exposed. In the clay there are concretions which contain ammonites. You have to split the concretions using a hammer. Some concretions contain septarians (nice for mineral collectors). In the quarries the concretions are sieved from the clay and not used anymore.
Do you have (more) photographs of this location? Please send your photographs using the Fossil Location Photo form!
Czestochowa is a large city in the south of Poland. The clayquarries are located within the city, at the rigth side of the road to Opole. The first quarry is the Anna quarry, after that the Gnaszyn and Kawodrza quarries close to eachother. Always first ask for permission before entering the quarries!
Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this locality.
Ammonites (i.e. Parkinsonia sp., Persphinctes sp. and Oppelia sp.)
Literature recommended by members
No literature was added for this location.
Do you have (more) literature suggestions for this location? Please send your suggestion using the Literature form!
Other locations in the area
Fossil location: Dzialoszyn
Fossil location: Dzialoszyn (Rasciszyn)
Fossil location: Faustianka
Fossil location: Zawiercie (Niegowonice)
Fossil location: Zawiercie (Wysoka)
Everybody using the fossil collecting location descriptions from this site has to respect the Collecting Code!
Search the Forum to find recent messages about this location.
Do you have additional info or corrections? REPORT