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november 2002
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Location description

Paldiski is a former Soviet nuclear submarine base, and is located on the Pakri Neem peninsula. On the northern part of the peninsula are cliffs with limestone from the Ordovician period.

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The Paldiski cliff.
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Paldiski is located in the north of Estonia. You can take the mainroad from Tallinn to the west. From Paldiski follow the road to the north to the viewpoint above the cliffs. From here you can walk southeast. After about 1.5 kilometres you can get to the beach. On the rocky shore you can collect fossils. You can reach the west side of the cliff by turning left after 200 metres from Paldisky in the direction of the viewpoint. From the harbour you can reach the beach.

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Trilobites (tail parts of Megalaspis), orthoceras, brachiopods.

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