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12 march 2019
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12 march 2019

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Location description

During contruction works at the TGV overpass at Herve, in the year 2005, there were temporary outcrops of the Vaals Formation (Campanian, Cretaceous). The presence of glauconite in the sediments gives it a grey-greenish color. These deposits overlay the "Herve Smectite".

The contruction works have now been finished, and the outcrops are no longer accessible. 

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The overpass is situated between 2 streets: the Rue de José and the Sur les Vignes. On the E40 from Brussels to Aken, take exit 37 Herve, go to the right (N3 in the direction of Herve). Subsequently, go right on the Rue d'Ensival (in the direction of José), and eventually go left onto the Rue de José. The overpass cannot be missed. 

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The finds are characteristic for the Vaals Formation, including Gyrolithes davreuxi (De Saporta, 1884)

There are 2 photographs of fossils from this location in our Fossil ID System.
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Thanks to Tom Vercammen

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