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august 2004
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february 2008

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Location description

In this quarry in the norh of Denmark you can find various fossils from the period around the Cretacious / Tertiary boundary (Danian, part of the Paleogene period) in the coccolite limestone layers. Below the boundary you will find various fossils, and above the boundary mainly bryozoans.

This is an old limestone quarry, which is overgrown. The is an educational trail, with three spots which are not overgrown (situation 2007). It looked like the site was going to be renovated.

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A small area of exposed rock.
Added by: Gunther on 22-03-2012

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The quarry is located in north Jutland, south of the Limfjords. In Vokslev follow the signs for "Vokslev kalkgrav". From Vokslev in direction Klaestrup. After about 1 kilometre park at Hulembølle. At the quarry is a parking site and a small exhibition about the geological history of the region.

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Sea urchins (mainly Echinocorys, and Tylocydaris), bryozoans (more than 150 species, i.e. Coscinopleura, Entalopora, Membranipora and Membraniporella), bivalves, brachiopods, crinoid stems (Isselicrinus paucicirrhus) and sometimes remains of starfish (Metopaster spencerii).

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