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In the past there were temporary exposures in the area of Heist op den Berg. Heist op den Berg is a municipality in the Antwerp province, east of Lier. In the municipality-part of Zonderschot, the Zonderschot Sand from the Miocene are present in the subsurface.
These fossiliferous claysands are not found at the surface, but only when digging and pumping away the groundwater. In the past the geological groups BVP and WTKG have made temporary exposures for fossil collecting.
Temporary accessible layers at Heist op den Berg (picture Jeroen van Boeckel)
The fossils in the deposits are comparable to the fossils found in Miste near Winterswijk, The Netherlands (Bivalves, corals and other small fossils). The Miocene in the Antwerp area is a lot different.
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Other locations in the area
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Museum: ACAM museum
Museum: Bos van Aa Museum
Museum: Museum Rupelklei
Museum: Natuurhistorisch Museum Boekenberg
Society: Academie voor Mineralogie
Society: Belgische Vereniging voor Paleontologie Mortsel
Society: Belgische Vereniging voor Paleontologie Vosselaar
Society: Palaeo Publishing & Library: Vergaderlokaal Den Drab
Society: Werkgroep Natuurhistorisch Museum Boekenberg
Thanks to Johny Laporte for sending this description.
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