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Added in: august 2012
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Geology site description:

In the Arouca Geoparc many extremely large trilobites have been found up to 70 centimeters in the Louzeiras de Canelas quarry. The trilobites (i.e. Ogyginus forteyi) are from the lower Ordovician period.

Collecting is not allowed here, but a visit to the Geoparc is very interesting.

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Arouca is located in the north of Portugal, southeast of Porto. The visitors centre Centro de Interpretação Geológica de Canelas and the quarry are located northeast of Arouca.

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Museum: Museu de Historia Natural Porto

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