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  Al Hasa
  Jordan

Added:
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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Directions

Al Hasa is located in central Jordan in the desert between Maan and Amman. The mine is located about 8 kilometers east of Al Hasa.

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Finds

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

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Fossil location: Beer Sheva (Phosphate mine 1)

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