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august 2012
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august 2012

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Location description

In a sandquarry near Eckelsheim sands from the Rupelian, Oligoceen, part of the Paleogene period are exposed. It is not clear if you can still get permission to collect here.

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Steigerberg quarry. Sand stone deposited on volcanic islands in the Mainzer basin, during the mid oligocene.
Added by: onsmartin on 19-11-2013

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Eckelsheim is located in the west of Germany, southwest of Mainz. The quarry is located south of the village.

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Bivalves, gastropods, shark teeth, fish remains, bryozoans, corals.

Literature recommended by members

  • Reinecke, T., Stapf, H., Raisch, M., 2001: Die selachier und chimären des unteren meeressandes und schleichsandes im Mainzer Becken (Rupelium, unteres Oligozän)
    Palaeontos 1, 1-73
    Added by FossilDude

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Museum: Naturhistorisches Museum Mainz
Museum: Paleontologisches Museum Nierstein


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