The phosphate mine at Djebel Onk in eastern Algeria is the largest phosphate producer in the country. In the mine phosphate-rich sediments from the Paleocene, part of the Paleogene period are excavated. The phosphate is used by the fertilizer industry.
The sediments contain various kinds of fossils. The phosphate-rich layers near the surface are here due the presence of an anticline. The possibilities to search for fossils here are unknown.
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Djebel Onk is located in the east of Algeria near the border with Tunisia.
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Shark teeth and perhaps other fossils from the Paleogene.
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