In this quarry near Krakow Porphire is used. THis rock is covered by limestones and marls from the Callovian and Oxfordian (part of the Jurassic period). The overlying limestones is exposed. Here you can find various fossils. Be careful! Sometimes explosives are used in this quarry.
At the office in Krzeszowice you can try to ask permission to enter the quarry.
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Partly vegetated dump site of the quarry near Zalas (July 2015).\r\nThe top of the dump site is already in use by the local farmers. Most of the fossils (ammonites, belemnites and gastropods) can be found on the weathered slopes of the dump site.
Added by: HPSterk on 05-08-2015
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Zalas is located about 20 kilometres west of the city of Krakow in southern Poland. In Zalas go in direction Frywald, and then to the right in direction Sanka. After 500 metres you will see the quarry at your left.
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Ammonites (i.e. Macrocephalites macrocephalus, Sigaloceras calloviense, Kosmoceras jason, Quenstedtoceras lamberti), gastropods, bivalves and brachiopods.
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