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  Fur
  Denmark

Added:
august 2004
Last Modified:
august 2018

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Location description

The island of Fur in the Limfjords consists partly of diatomite and volcanic ash sediments from the Eocene (part of the Paleogene period). The ash was deposited in water. Therefore water animals were suddenly buried in the ash. The ash came from a volcano in the Kattegat in the Eocene period. The ash layers were folded due to the force of the ice in several ice-ages. Fossils from the Moler are quite rare.

At the beaches you can find erratic stones from various periods like the Cretaceous period.


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Folded layers at Rødstenen.
Added by: webmaster on 23-06-2011

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Directions

Fur is located in the Limfjords in the north of Jutland, Denmark. There are several cliffs where the volcanic ash layers are easy accessible.

  • 1 Knudeklint The 600 metre long Knudeklint cliff is located at the coast near the "Råkilde Camping". From the parking it is a walk of aproximately 1 kilometre. The Knudeklint consists of the most complete series of Moler deposits and is the type locality for this sediment.
  • 2 Quarries
    Several Moler quarries in the inland west and east of the "Råkilde Camping".
  • 3 Østklint Follow the signs to the parking site at Østklint. Here you can see a beautiful fold in the Moler deposits.
    Be Careful !! This cliff is unstable. Don't go near the cliff!
  • 4 Stolleklint From the Østklint parking go west in direction Stolleklint. On the beach you can find pieces of Moler and erratics from the Cretaceous period.
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Finds

On the island of Fur you can find fossil fishes and other water creatures from the Eocene (part of the Paleogene period). You can also find plant remains. Most famous are giant fishes and a turtle wich have been found here. The fishes are quite rare.

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Literature recommended by members

  • Pedersen, G.P., et. al, 2011: Molerområdets geologi - Sedimenter, fossiler, askelag og glacialtektonik
    The article is in Danish but with a lot of nice illustrations and many Photos of fossils found at those locations.\r\nCan be downloadet at: http://2dgf.dk/xpdf/gt2011-41-135.pdf
    Added by Sylvestersen

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Museum: Morslands Historiske Museum - Moler Museet

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