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Added in: december 2012
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Geology site description:
Small sand quarry in the village of Losser, Overijssel. In this quarry sandstone from the Lower Cretaceous (Hauterivian) is exposed. In the rock various types of fossils are visible. Among others, bivalves, belemnites, ammonites, crinoids, corals and driftwood. Lobster parts and pieces of fernleaves are rare. The sandstone was formed in the sea. In the driftwood many mussels have been found. This indicates that the coast can not have been far away. The quarry is named after the geologist Staring who first has done research with the goal of mining this sandstone. However, this was not profitable.
The quarry is not freely accessible, but you can make an appointment with the Staring Foundation for a visit. See also www.beleeflosserindediepte.nl. In 1965 geologist Anderson quarry uncovered this quarry again, and research has been done on the fossils. The fossil collection of Anderson is on display at the farm Kraesgenberg.
Staring Quarry, Losser.
Added by: Marjolein on 08-11-2013
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From the A1 drive towards Germany. Take the Oldenzaal-Zuid/Losser exit. In Losser follow the ring road in the direction Overdinkel. Straight on the roundabout. Third left at Nitertweg road. Follow this road to a park on top of a hill. Here is the Staring quarry. The Staring quarry is also signposted.Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this geology site.
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