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Added in: november 2012
Last Modified in: august 2016

Location description:

Winterswijk is the only municipality in the Netherlands, where about 240 million years old deposits of the Muschelkalk (part of the Triassic period) is exposed and mined. Here eight kinds of minerals and also fossils can be found.

The quarry is only accessible during field trips. At present, the site is closed for public. Further information on (in dutch):

Added by: Spoorzoeker on 13-07-2015

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Eight kinds of minerals are known from this quarry: Pyrite, Marcasite, Calcite, Galenite, Sphalerite, Strontianite, Coelestine and Gypsum. Especially Coelestine is abundant at the bottom of the quarry (colors blue, red, pink, transparent).


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