Digne-les-Bains

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Nearby Digne-les-Bains is the Dalle à ammonites. This spot offers a great place to find ammonites. The ammonite slab of Digne-les-Bains is a remarkable natural site. It consists of a rock stratum containing a large number of fossilized ammonites. This site is located approximately 1.5 kilometers north of the town of Digne-les-Bains. This slab tilted at 60 ° is composed of limestone. It has about 1500 ammonites of which 90% are Coroniceras Multicostatum dating from the Sinemurian (Lower Jurassic). These ammonites may reach a diameter of 70 cm. You can also see the nautilus, belemnites, scallops and other bivalves. The estimated thickness of the deposit is 20 cm, developed over a period of about 100 000 years.

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Digne-les-Bains
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
France

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