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august 2005
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Location description

In Liebenau there is an old quarry (Haueda) where limestones from the upper Muschelkalk (part of the Triassic period) are exposed. The fossils from this quarry have been reasonally well preverved.

To collect fossils in the quarry, you have to get a permit first at the citycouncil of Liebenau. This is a formality. Be careful near instable rockwalls in the quarry!

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Liebenau is located about 30 kilometres northwest of Kassel in the middle of Germany. From Liebenau you can see the quarry from the part of Liebenau called Haueda. Park at the quarry entrance.

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Ceratites, trace fossils (i.e. Rhizocorallum and Planolites), bivalves (i.e. Plagiostoma lineatum). You can sometimes find blocks with several ceratites.

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Other locations in the area

Fossil location: Lügde
Fossil location: Lügde (Valhbruch)
Geology location: Externsteine
Museum: Naturkunde Museum im Ottoneum


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