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Natural History Museum Maastricht: Exhibition "Whale: Locality Maastricht"

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Natalie81

Looks like you had fun today and the book you bought seems to be a good deal. :)

Thank you for the report, I try to go there some day

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FossilDAWG

This is the first I have heard of Eocene deposits/fossils in the ENCI quarry.  It makes it all the more tragic that the quarry is closing and the outcrop is scheduled to be covered up (according to the last I heard anyway).

 

Don

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4 hours ago, Natalie81 said:

Looks like you had fun today and the book you bought seems to be a good deal. :)

Thank you for the report, I try to go there some day

Thank you, I did indeed enjoy my visit and yes the book is amazing :) 
The exhibition still runs till 12 junuary 2020, so there is still plenty of time to visit. :) 

 

2 hours ago, FossilDAWG said:

This is the first I have heard of Eocene deposits/fossils in the ENCI quarry.  It makes it all the more tragic that the quarry is closing and the outcrop is scheduled to be covered up (according to the last I heard anyway).

 

Don

Yes, me too, I thought ENCI was only cretaceous. But apparently the scientists didn't know of Eocene deposits either since when the bones were originally found in 1979 they were believed to have been from the Oligocene. Recent research however dated them to the Eocene, that's why it has become such a significant find all of a sudden. :) 
And yes very sad about the ENCI quarry, I had always hoped to go on a hunt there one day, but I fear that won't be possible anymore. :(  

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Tidgy's Dad

Very nice report.

Thanks for sharing.:)

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FossilDAWG
2 hours ago, ziggycardon said:

And yes very sad about the ENCI quarry, I had always hoped to go on a hunt there one day, but I fear that won't be possible anymore. :(  

I collected there when I was a kid, back around the early 1970s.  I still have some things I found, which are all the more special since I won't be able to replace them.

 

Don

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Manticocerasman

Nice report Ken :)

 

They did a really good job on their presentation, the exhibition looks stunning :)

 

 

 

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ziggycardon
15 hours ago, FossilDAWG said:

I collected there when I was a kid, back around the early 1970s.  I still have some things I found, which are all the more special since I won't be able to replace them.

 

Don

That's so cool, I would love to see the things you've found there. :) 
 

1 hour ago, Manticocerasman said:

Nice report Ken :)

 

They did a really good job on their presentation, the exhibition looks stunning :)

 

Thank you, although it's a very small exhibit room they really did make it look as pretty & informative as they could. :) 

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Max-fossils

Whoa, very cool! I'll definitely have to visit it soon then!

Thanks for sharing!

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