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february 2006
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november 2008

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Location description

Op the fields south of the village of Haller (Beaufort) in Petite Suisse in Luxembourg you can find fossils from the Lias (part of the lower Jurassic period).

When the field are plowed it is easy to find the fossils. When there are crops on the fields do not walk in the fields!!! In the field on top of the 'hill', you can find the most Gryphaea fossils. This location is very suitable for children.

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The fields near Haller.
Added by: aklompma on 14-03-2012

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Beaufort is located in the west of Luxembourg. You can use topographic map 12 Larochette.

From Beaufort take the road to the south to Waldbillig. In Haller take the road to Waldbillig. When you leave the village the road climbs uphill. On the top of the hill you can look for fossils on the fields. You can park near the bench. You can also try to find fossils at the lower fields.

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Mostly the oister Gryphaea arcuata is found in large numbers. Also crinoid stems.

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Thanks to Ruud Brandsma for sending this description.

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