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Added in: december 2013
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Geology site description:
In Lommiswil in Switzerland dinosaur tracks can be seen in tilted rock layers in an old limestone quarry. The tracks are from the Kimmeridgian, part of the Jurassic period and are about 145 million years old. The tracks were made by large herbivore Brachiosaurus in a former tropical sea with banks of lime mud. In total there are 313 steps to see which occur in nine tracks. The individual steps are up to a meter in diameter.
At the quarry is a viewing platform with information panels. The tracks are best seen at the beginning or end of the day when the sun is low. The quarry itself is not accessible.
See also the Website of this location.
More information about these tracks can be seen in the Naturmuseum Solothurn.
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Lommiswil is located about 50 kilometers south of Basel in northern Switzerland. The old quarry is located north of Lommiswil. From Lommiswil or Oberdorf the quarry can be reached with a 20 minute walk.Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this geology site.
Other locations in the area
Fossil location: La Reuchenette
Fossil location: Liesberg
Museum: Naturhistorisches Museum Basel
Museum: Naturhistorisches Museum Bern
Museum: Naturmuseum Solothurn
Museum: Sauriermuseum Bellach
Society: Mineralien- und Fossilienverein Basel
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