In a large quarry near Amsdorf sediments from the middle Eocene up to the Oligocene (part of the Paleogene period) are exposed. In the quarry lignite is mined. A layer of 20 meters thick from the Rupelian (Oligocene) is the most fossiliferous.
Do you have (more) photographs of this location? Please send your photographs using the Fossil Location Photo form!
Amsdorf is located in the east of Germany, west of Halle.
Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this locality.
Mainly bivalves and gastropods. Shark teeth are rare.
Literature recommended by members
No literature was added for this location.
Do you have (more) literature suggestions for this location? Please send your suggestion using the Literature form!
Other locations in the area
Fossil location: Sangerhausen
Everybody using the fossil collecting location descriptions from this site has to respect the Collecting Code!
Search the Forum to find recent messages about this location.
Do you have additional info or corrections? REPORT