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Mosasaur tooth 05.5cm matrix F3947
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  Wassigny
  France

Added:
may 2019
Last Modified:
may 2019

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Location description

South of the village of Wassigny there are several small, now abandoned quarries, in which Late Jurassic (Malm) deposits were exposed. These quarries were a good spot for echinoid spines, crinoid stems and red algae (Solenopora). 

Nowadays, these quarries are flooded and no longer accesible. 


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Directions

The quarries are situated about 1 km after the sign that markes the border of Wassigny on the D27 towards Chamount-Porcien. Just over the train tracks, the now flooded quarries can be seen on the right hand side of the road, behind a row of houses (approximately at Rue de Wassingy nr. 11 in Vénérolles). 

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Finds

Echinoid spines, crinoid stems, red algae (Solenopora). Also molds and casts of gastropods (among others Nerineidae) and corals (among others Isustrea).

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