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At Atchana, layers of the Lower Devonian (Pragian) are excavated in search of trilobites. The quarrying results in mile-long extended gullies, and are focussed mainly on two 'couches', the Dicranurus-couche and the Kolihapeltis couche. The location can only be reached using an ATV.
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Trenches for collecting trilobites at Atchana.
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Atchana is located west of Jebel Ofaten.Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this locality.
Mainly trilobites from the Ihandar formation, e.g. Dicranurus, Paralejurus, Reedops, Belenopyge, Crotalocephalina, Kolihapeltis, ... associated fauna is very limited, but corals and brachiopods can be found, a.o.
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