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november 2016
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november 2016

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Location description

West of Krakow, Middel and Upper Jurassic deposits are outcropping at several localities. Especially the Callovian deposits are rich in ammonites. These are locally known as the the 'Balin Oolite'. 

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Often these are temporary outcrops during roadworks and construction works. At several locations in the forests of Park Krajobrazowy Dolinki Krakowskie and Tenczyński Park Krajobrazowy small pits have been made to reach to the fossil-rich Callovian layers. The Callovian outcrops reach from close to Krakow up to Balin.

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Ammonites, gastropods, bivalves and belemnites.

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Literature recommended by members

  • Mangold, C., Marchand, D., Thierry, J., Tarkowski, R., 1996: Les ammonites de l'Oolite de Balin (Pologne): Novelles données et réinterprétations stratigraphique
    Revue de Paléobiologie 15 (1), pp. 55-77.
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