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  Aachen Schneeberg
  Germany

Added:
january 2014
Last Modified:
january 2014

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Location description

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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Directions

The Schneeberg lies between Vaals (NL) and Aachen (D), close to the Universtity Hospital of Aachen.

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Finds

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.
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Literature recommended by members

  • E. Holzapfel, 1889: Die Mollusken der Aachener Kreide
    Added by hubertus68

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Thanks to Oliver Kesselhut (hubertus68)

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