Spectacular white cliffs are located at the east coast of the Danish island of Møn (Møns Klint). At the beach and in the cliffs you can find sea urchins and bivalves from the Cretaceous period. Fossils can also be found in the flint. At the nearby beaches you can also find sea urchins. The cliffs of Møn mostly date from the Lower Maastrichtian.
In the spring of 2007 massive rockfalls took place. Some of the footpaths to the beach were closed.
In Stege is the Möns Museum with a small fossil collection. In may 2007 Geo Center opened. It is located in the woods near the cliff. The information in the museum is not very extensive.
At the campingsite near the cliff you can show your fossils to an amateur geologist (every evening, in the summer only).
There is also a second cliff on the island of Møn. This Hvide Klint is located at Møns south coast, and is lower than Møns Klint. Here the same limestones from the Cretaceous period are exposed.
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Added by: Trilobite on 21-03-2012
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Møn is located in the east of Denmark, and can be reached by a bridge from the island of Sjælland. Follow the signs for Møns klint. The beach is accessible via several stairs. Beware of falling rocks!
Hvide Klint is located in the south of Møn. From Hjelm in direction of the coast. First road to the right, and park at the end.
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Sea urchins and bivalves are most common. You can also find corals (Parasmilia), sponges (Porosphaera, Plinthosella resonans), belemnites (Belemnella occidentalis) and pieces of crinoids.
There are 9 photographs of fossils from this location in our Fossil ID System.
Go to the Møn Species List to identify your own finds!
Literature recommended by members
- Adolfssen, J.S., Ward, D.J., 2014: Crossing the boundary: an elasmobranch fauna from Stevns Klint, Denmark
Palaeontology, Vol. 57, Part 3, pp. 591–629
- Heinberg, C., 1979: Bivalves from the white chalk (Maastrichtian) of Denmark, II: Arcoida
Bull. geol. Soc. Denmark, vol. 27, pp. 105-116
- Surlyk, F., 1970: Two new brachiopods from the Danish white chalk (Maastrichtian)
Bull. geol. Soc. Denmark, vol. 20, pp. 152-161.
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Other locations in the area
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Fossil location: Stevns Klint 2 (Boesdal)
Fossil location: Stevns Klint 3 (Hojerup Kirke)
Fossil location: Stevns Klint 4 (Stevns Kridvaerk, Sigerslev)
Fossil location: Stevns Klint 5 (Holtug)
Fossil location: Store Damme
Museum: GeoCenter Møns Klint
Museum: Geomuseum Faxe
Museum: Stevns Museum
Museum: Swedish Amber Museum
Society: Sydsjællands Amatørgeologiske Forening: Grønnegades kaserne
Society: Trilobiten Falsters Stenklub: Stubbekøbing bibliotek
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