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august 2004
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february 2008

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Location description

In the east of the Jutland region in Denmark several coastal cliffs are present. In these cliffs limestones from the lower Danian (part of the Paleogene period) are exposed. The limestone contains a lot of flintlayers and bryozoa. The cliffs are about 10 metres high.

Warning: Beware of the tides! Tides are not very high, but can get you locked in in a bay when there are strong winds.

Warning: The cliff was in 2007 almost all overgrown, and there is almost no erosion taking place. The possibillities to collect fossils are very slim!!!

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The Sangstrup cliff.
Added by: Gunther on 22-03-2012

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Sangstrup is located at the Danish eastcoast. From Grenaa take the road north (use a detailed map) in direction of Fornaes, Voldby, Sangstrup and Karlby. The cliff is present until the village of Gjerrild. The best spot to enter the beach is at Hjelmbæk. You are in between the two cliffs. To the southeast is the Sangstrup Klint, the other side to Karlby Klint.

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Mainly irregular Sea urchins(Galerites en Echinocorys), spines of regular sea urchins, stems of crinoids, parts of starfish, and brachiopods. Bryozoans, bivalves and corals are also found.

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Thanks to Taco Geertsema for his contribution to this description.

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