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)
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Other locations in the area
Fossil location: Geinsheim
Fossil location: Gimbsheim
Fossil location: Leeheim
Fossil location: Steinhardt
Fossil location: Weinheim
Museum: Naturhistorisches Museum Mainz
Museum: Paleontologisches Museum Nierstein
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