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june 2015
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june 2015

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Location description

Northeast of Hannappes in the french Ardennes department, there are limestone exposures from the Bathonian age in a disused quarry. 

In the upper part of the excavation in the yellowish limestones, you can see a 50 cm thick horizontal layer which is particularly rich in fossils. Mainly Burmirhynchia decorata can be found in great numbers. This species is typical for the Bathonian.

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The exposure (2015).
Added by: mihcaz on 10-06-2015

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The town of Hannappes lies in the north of France, in the Ardennes department, just east of the border with the Aisne department. The main road (D27) makes a sharp turn in the village. Here, you follow the narrow 'Rue de l'Église' northeast. The locality is about 600m further, at the right hand side of the road. 

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Brachiopods (mainly Burmirhynchia decorata Schlotheim, 1820), gastropods, corals and sea urchins.

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Thanks to Micha in 't Zandt

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