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New User Introduction ~~ Sites near Utrecht?

Bericht door atarias1 » 11 dec 2021, 09:32

Hello, I recently arrived in the Netherlands from Florida to do my PhD.

I am studying in Utrecht and am a rockhound and fossil collector. I am looking for some info on any spots close to Utrecht to do some hunting or other spots accessible without a car.

If y'all have any tips it would be much appreciated!

Cheers!



 
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Re: New User Introduction ~~ Sites near Utrecht?

Bericht door FossilDude » 11 dec 2021, 14:03

Hey @atarias1 , welcome to the forum! Florida is a great place to go fossil hunting. Compared to that, Utrecht is a really fossil-poor area...

On our website you can find an overview of fossil sites in the Netherlands: https://paleontica.org/locations/

As you can see, here most sites are at the coast. Relatively accessible sites would be the "Zandmotor" : https://paleontica.org/locations/fossil/640

You can take the train to "Hoek van Holland - strand" and then walk along the beach. Check the tides before you go. You can mostly find Pleistocene mammal bones and molluscs here.

What will your PhD be about?

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Johan


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Bericht door atarias1 » 11 dec 2021, 18:12

Hi there!

Thanks for the information! I will try to make a trip out to the coast soon then.

I'm actually a geologist, but will be studying serpentinites and eclogites though rather than fossils.

Thanks again for the tips!



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Re: New User Introduction ~~ Sites near Utrecht?

Bericht door FossilDude » 11 dec 2021, 18:24

atarias1 schreef:
11 dec 2021, 18:12


I'm actually a geologist, but will be studying serpentinites and eclogites though rather than fossils.
Cool! I also did my PhD in Utrecht, on the K-Pg boundary.

Cheers
Johan


Van je hobby je beroep maken.... kan het nog beter? ;)


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