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  The Netherlands

august 2002
Last Modified:
march 2012

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Location description

From spring intil autumn you can visit quarry 't Rooth every saturday. This is organised by the 'NGV afdeling Limburg'. You don't have to be a member, and it is free. It is a small quarry, also suitable for children.

During 2009 is digging method has changed. Therefore less limestone is available were fossils can be collected. Also the amount of fossils in the limestones can vary from time to time.

See also: http://www.limburg.geologischevereniging.nl/extra2.php?afdeling=limburg

Update 2016: the quarry is not open to visitors anymore

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't Rooth quarry.
Added by: Pleydellia on 21-03-2012

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The quarry is located east of Maastricht in the south east of The Netherlands. For instructions and directions, see the website above.

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You can find various fossils in quarry 't Rooth: belemnites (i.e. Belemnitella junior), bivalves (i.e. Alectryonia Ungulata), corals, bryozoa, small sponges (Porosphaeridae globularis), sea urchins (i.e. Hemipneustes), shark teeth (rare), foraminifers (i.e. Lepidorbitoides socialis), and serpulids. Crabs (Protocalianassa faujasi) are common.

There are 64 photographs of fossils from this location in our Fossil ID System.
Go to the Rooth Species List to identify your own finds!


A Stratigraphic Column from this location is available. You can use the column to find specific layers at the location.

Literature recommended by members

  • A.A.v.d.Heijden, W. in \'t Hout, C. Homburg en J. Idema, 1988/1989/1990: Fossielen uit de formatie van Maastricht 1/2/3
    Uitgever : N.G.V.\r\n\r\n3 delig gidsje in zwart/wit
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  • Holwerda, F.M., Beatty, B.L., Schulp, A.S, 2013: Dental macro- and microwear in Carinodens belgicus, a small mosasaur from the type Maastrichtian
    Netherlands Journal of Geosciences — Geologie en Mijnbouw 92 (4), 267-274
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  • Jäger, M., 2012: Sabellids and serpulids (Polychaeta sedentaria) from the type Maastrichtian, the Netherlands and Belgium
    in: Jagt, J.W.M., Donovn, S.K. & Jat-Yazykova, E.A. (eds), Fossils of the type Maastrichtian (Part 1). Scriptra Geologica Special Issue, 8: 45-81, 6 pls., Leiden, February 2012.
    Added by
  • Jagt, 2000: Late Cretaceous-Early Palaeogene echinoderms and the K/T boundary in the southeast Netherlands and northeast Belgium — Part 3: Ophiuroids.
    Scripta Geologica 121, 1-179. 2000
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  • Wallaard et al., 2019: A new species of dercetid (Teleostei, Aulopiformes) from the type Maastrichtian of southern Limburg, the Netherlands
    Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, Volume 98, e2. https://doi.org/\r\n10.1017/njg.2019.1
    Added by

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