The Schneeberg in Aachen, Germany is a known fossil site from as early as the 19th century. These are from the upper Cretaceous, formations of Gulpen and Maastricht. The stratigraphy is as follows (from bottom to top): kalksteen van Vijlen (Vijlen limestone) -> kalksteen van Lixhe en Lanaye (Lixhe and Lanaye limestone or Orsbacher Feuersteinkreide) -> Kunrader kalksteen (Kunrader limestone or Vetschauer Kalk). When the fields have been ploughed, the hillsides are litterd with thousands of limestone fragments, giving the hill a distinct whitish colour - hence the name "Schneeberg", literally "snow hill".
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The Schneeberg lies between Vaals (NL) and Aachen (D), close to the Universtity Hospital of Aachen.
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Sea urchins, belemnites, ammonites, brachiopods, bivalves and fish fossils can be found, a.o.
There are 5 photographs of fossils from this location in our Fossil ID System.
Go to the Aachen Schneeberg Species List to identify your own finds!
Literature recommended by members
- E. Holzapfel, 1889: Die Mollusken der Aachener Kreide
Added by hubertus68
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Society: Mente-et-Malleo, De IJzeren Man
Thanks to Oliver Kesselhut (hubertus68)
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