In the past, fossiliferous layers from the Oligocene (Rupelian, Stampian) were outcroping near the village of Saint-Maime, between the towns of Forcalquier and Manosque. In these layers, fossil leaves could be found.
In the Oligocene, there was a large lake in this region, in which brown coal, limestone and marl layers were deposited. The layers exposed aroun Saint-Maime can be stratigraphically correlated to the deposits exposed near Céreste, in which many fossil fish have been found.
Do you have (more) photographs of this location? Please send your photographs using the Fossil Location Photo form!
Saint-Maime is situated between the towns of Manosque and Forcalquier. The outcrops in the area mainly consist of road cuts and temporary outcrops such as building sites.
Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this locality.
In the marls in the area of Manosque and Bois d'Asson, fossil leaves can be found. Occasionally, also fossil fish and insects could be found.
There are 3 photographs of fossils from this location in our Fossil ID System.
Go to the St. -Maime Species List to identify your own finds!
Literature recommended by members
- Steur, H., 1993: Oligocene planten uit het Bekken van Manosque (Zuid Frankrijk): een mooie maar problematische afdrukflora
GEA, vol. 26, nr. 4, pag. 104-144.
Added by FossilDude
Do you have (more) literature suggestions for this location? Please send your suggestion using the Literature form!
Other locations in the area
Fossil location: Carniol
Fossil location: Carniol 2
Fossil location: Céreste
Fossil location: Digne-les-Bains
Fossil location: Digne-les-Bains (Barles)
Fossil location: Fontienne
Fossil location: Gorges du Verdon (10 Bauduen)
Fossil location: Gorges du Verdon (11 Esparron du Verdon)
Fossil location: Les Baronnies 10 (Barret)
Museum: Musée de géologie de la Maison du Parc du Luberon
Museum: Musée de Géologie et d Ethnographie
Museum: Musée Minéralogique et Paléontologique Pierre Delquie
Museum: Musée Pierre Martel de Vachères
Museum: Musée Promenade
Museum: Museum d’Histoire Naturelle d’Aix en Provence Aix
Everybody using the fossil collecting location descriptions from this site has to respect the Collecting Code!
Search the Forum to find recent messages about this location.
Do you have additional info or corrections? REPORT