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  Ash Shidiya

january 2014
Last Modified:
january 2014

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Location description

In the desert of Jordan phosphate is mined on a large scale (300 square kilometers) by surface mining for the fertilizer industry. The phosphate deposits are from the Santonian to Maastrichtian, Upper Cretaceous period, and contain various kinds of fossils. The fossils are dark brown in a light matrix. Opportunities for permission to collect fossils here are unknown.

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Ash Shidiya located in the southeast of Jordan in the desert. The mine is located about 50 kilometers southeast of Maan.

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Various types of shark teeth (eg. Squalicorax, Serratolamna, Cretolamna), mosasaur teeth (including Mosasaurus and Globidens), Plesiosaurus.

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