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At the Gasthof and Pension Schlehenmühle you can hunt fossils for a fee. For a fee of €5 for adults and €3 for children, you receive hammers and a bucket. Down the hill, the owner of the Gasthof has a pile of rocks, that he gets from the quarry on the Hohenmirsberger Platte, in which you can hunt for fossils. This material dates from the so-called 'white Jurassic', i.e, the Malm.
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Follow the st2260 northbound from Egloffstein. After 3.2 km, turn right. Pay attention here, as the main road makes a near-180 degrees turn in the other direction, up the mountain. After the righthand turn, follow the road another 1.4 km, untill you reach the Gasthof.Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this locality.
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