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march 2012
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Location description

Near Soignies several quarries are located where the famous Belgian hardstone is extracted. The limestome was deposited in the upper Tournaisian, part of the Mississippian, Carboniferous period. In the sediment many types of fossils occur.

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The entrance of the Gauthier Wincqz quarry.
Added by: Gerard Willemen on 01-08-2013

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Soignies is located 25 kilometers from Mons.

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Trilobites, brachiopods, corals and crinoids.

There are 9 photographs of fossils from this location in our Fossil ID System.
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Literature recommended by members

  • Hahn G & Hahn R, 1988: The biostratigraphic distribution of carboniferous trilobites in Belgium and adjacent areas. Bulletin van de Belgische Vereniging voor Geologie 97(1): 77-93.
    Added by Frederik

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