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  Groß Pampau

august 2012
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Location description

In the sand and pebble quarry (Ohle & Lau) near Groß Pampau various fossils are found from the Langenfeldian, Miocene, part of the Paleogene period. Most fossils come from the so called glimmer clay layew which is 50 meters thick. You have to arrage written permission beforehand before entering the quarry.

Besides the Miocene fossils you can also find boulder fossils that can orginate from all periods. These fossils were transported to the site in the ice-age bij the land glaciers.

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Groß Pampau is located in the north of Germany, east of Hamburg.

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Bivalves, gastropods, otolites (hearing bones of fish), detalium, amber, shark teeth (rare), petrified wood. Also many bones of whales have been found here. The clay also contains (micro) foraminifers.

From the ice age boulder sediments: I.e. brachiopods, ammonites, sea urchins, trilobites, corals, orthocones.

Literature recommended by members

  • Hoedemakers, K., 1997: Fish otoliths from the Langenfeldian (Miocene) of Gross Pampau (northern Germany)
    Tertiary Research 18(1-2): 51–65
    Added by jordyvanderbeek
  • Moths, H., 1994: Der Glimmerton-Aufschluß Groß Pampau (Langenfeldium, Obermiozän), seine Entwicklung und Fossilführung.
    Der Geschiebesammler, 27(4): 143-183, 2 tabs, 9 figs. 13 pls.
    Added by jordyvanderbeek
  • Moths, H., 1989: Die Molluskenfauna des miozänen Glimmertons aus Gross Pampau (Krs. Hzgt. Lauenburg, BRD)
    Der Geschiebe-Sammler, 22(3-4): 105-162, 1 tab. 24 pls.
    Added by jordyvanderbeek
  • Moths, H., 1990: Die tertiären Mollusken aus dem eiszeitlichen Kiesen der Grube A. Ohle, Groß-Pampau, Krs. Hzgt. Lauenburg.
    Der Geschiebesammler, 24(1-2): 13-56, 2 tabs, 2 figs. 6 pls
    Added by jordyvanderbeek
  • Moths, H., 1992: Neue Mollusken aus dem obermiozänen Glimmerton von Gross Pampau nebst einigen beochachteten Besonderheiten.
    Der Geschiebesammler, 25(3-4): 91-112, 2 tabs, 2 figs. 6 pls
    Added by jordyvanderbeek

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Other locations in the area

Fossil location: Kücknitz
Museum: Die Lübecker Museen


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