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march 2012
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Location description

Near Rissani fossil goniatites are found in deposits from the middle Devonian period.

North of Rissani is a fossil museum. A large part is commercial, but the museum is still very worthwhile to visit.

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Horseshoe mountain.
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Rissani is located behind the Atlas mountains. The locality can be found about 7 kilometers west of Rissani along the main road. On the whole ridge you can collect fossils. A second locality is a horseshoe like mountain which was turned into a fort by building a wall in the opening.

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Museum: Tahiri Museum


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