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Location description

North of the picturesque village Kazimierz Dolny is the village of Nasilów, situated on the western bank of the river Vistula (Wisla). South of Nasilów there is an abandoned limestone quarry, where material was excavated for the reinforcements of the riverbank. 

In this quarry, fossil rich limestones and siliceous limestones (opoka) from the Maastrichtian and Danian are exposed. The top of the Maastrichtian is rerpresented by a hardground, especially rich in fossils, amongst others the belemnite Belemnitella kazimiroviensis.

In the quarry, the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary is represented by a hiatus. The lowermost Danian consists of a soft, 30 cm thick layer with a light brownish colour, which is rich in glauconite and phosphate nodules. This layer comprises abundant reworked fossils, such as shark teeht and phosphatized sponges.

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The Nasilów quarry can be easily accessed by driving South from the village, on the western side of the river. At the end of the road, after the last houses, the quarry can be reached via an unpaved road in the direction of the river. 

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The Nasilów quarry is exeptionally rich in fossils. In this quarry fossils have been found of foraminifera, sponges, corals, bryozoans, echinoids, seastars, brittle stars, crinoids, scaphopods, gastropods, bivalves, ammonites, belemnites, nautiloids, fish, reptiles and land plants

Of specific interest are the gastropod Volutispina kasimiri, that can reach sizes of up to 30 cm, and the ammonite Hoploscaphites constrictus that is amongst the latest Creteceous ammonites.

There are 12 photographs of fossils from this location in our Fossil ID System.
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Literature recommended by members

  • Abdel-Gawas, G.I., 1986: Maastrichtian non-cephalopod mollusks (Scaphopoda, Gastropoda and Bivalvia) of the Middle Vistula Valley, Central Poland.
    Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 36, 1-3, 69-224.
    Added by FossilDude
  • E. Swierczewska-Gladysz, 2006: Late Cretaceous siliceous sponges from the Middle Vistula river valley (central Poland) and their palaeoecological significance
    Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae, vol. 76: 227-296.
    Added by FossilDude
  • Fraaye, 1994: Early Paleocene crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda) from the Middle Vistula Valley, Central Poland
    Acta Geologica Polonica 44, No 3-4, 261-266
    Added by FossilDude
  • Keutgen, N., Remin, Z., Jagt, J.W.M., 2017: The late Maastrichtian Belemnella kazimiroviensis group (Cephalopoda, Coleoidea) in the Middle Vistula valley (Poland) and the Maastricht area (the Netherlands, Belgium) – taxonomy and palaeobiological implications
    Palaeontologia Electronica 20.2.38A: 1-29\r\npalaeo-electronica.org/content/2017/1931-belemnites-around-the-ktb
    Added by FossilDude
  • Machalski, 2003: Campanian and Maastrichtian mosasaurid reptiles from central Poland
    Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 48, 397-408
    Added by FossilDude
  • Machalski, 1988: Redescription of a Danian oyster Pycnodonte simile (Pusch, 1837) from Poland.
    Palaeontologica,Vol. 33, No. 1 pp. 73-43
    Added by FossilDude
  • Machalski, 2005: The youngest Maastrichtian ammonite faunas from Poland and their dating by scaphitids
    Cretaceous Research 26, 813-836
    Added by FossilDude
  • Salamon et al., 2010: Roveacrinids (Crinoidea, Echinodermata) survived the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) extinction event
    Geology 38, 883-885
    Added by FossilDude
  • Stolarski and Vertino, 2006: First Mesozoic record of the scleractinian Madrepora from the Maastrichtian siliceous limestones of Poland
    Facies (DOI 10.1007/s10347-006-0089-6)
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