... chert from Penig-Dittmannsdorf ...

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At this location the attention is drawn to strongly bleached samples of chert and petrified wood. Like other gravel pits in the region, this one consists of glacial sands and gravel with silicites most probably of Rotliegend origin, among others. Beyrichia limestone and an Echinocorys sea urchin give evidence of the glacial connection. Unfortunately, the yield is poor at this locality.


gravel pit Penig-Dittmannsdorf

P003Ho, squeezed Psaronius aerial roots

P007Ho, chert with plant debris (calamites?)

P009Ho, laminated chert