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Expedition to the Maastrichtian Chalk of Møns Klint (Denmark, Summer 2016)


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The Amateur Paleontologist

Hi everyone!

This summer I will go for a week-long expedition to the chalk coastline of Møns Klint, in Denmark.

I've already gathered some reference material (including Skrivekridtets fossiler, a Danish book on chalk fossils; Fossils of the Chalk; and several other books and articles).

What I hope most to find during this field trip include the following:

-Decapod crustacean remains

-Echinoderms (regular echinoids, asteroids and crinoids especially)

-Ammonites; especially baculitids and Acanthoscaphites tridens

-Belemnites

-Fish remains (osteichtyans and condrichtyans)

And of course...

-Mosasaur remains!

I still need advice on chalk fossil preparation (note: the chalk at M. K. is very, very soft). Also, how do we remove fossiliferous chalk blocks from an outcrop?

Finally, for those who know better the place; where would be the best locations at M. K. to find the fossils listed above?

Thanks for any help,

Christian

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Chris,DGF is freely available online.Might be useful to look ....

http://2dgf.dk/dgf_uk/main.html

Thanks for the help!

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Thanks.Anything written by Mike Reich can't be all that bad :D

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Thanks (even though the pictures are the easiest to understand -- my German is not that good…)

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I replied on your other post aswell.

I can guarantee you will find Echinoids, belemnites and burrows, the rest is a little tall order to fill though :P

I would highly recommend you to spend at least one day in Fakse Kalkbrud which is a quarry that i open to the public year round.

The odds of finding fish remains (mainly teeth) and ammonites is much greater there, though I have found a few ammonites on Møns klint.

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To get to the site of the most recent slide, once we've gone down the long staircase to the beach, do we need to turn left or right?

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