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9 september 2019
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Location description

Several kilometers south of the city of Dornbirn in Vorarlberg is the Rappenlochschlucht. This "schlucht" (canyon) is a feature crated during the ice age. In the canyon a large number of geological formations are outcropping. Along the path through the canyon, Cretaceous fossils can be found.

One can find silicified fossils, such as ammonites, bivalves, brachiopods, crinoids and corals. The matrix consists of dark brown limestone. Most of the fossils are fragmentary and broken. 

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Added by: Pterygotus on 09-09-2019

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The Rappenlochschlucht lays to the south of the city of Dornbirn, in the province of Vorarlberg, Austria.

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Ammonites, brachiopods, bivalves, crinoids and corals

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