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Women looking for fossils in the coal piles

Locality: Guimarota Mine, Leiria, Leiria, Leiria District, Portugal

Posted by: Rui Nunes

The coal mining operations began in the 30's until the 50's of the last century. Between 1974 and 1982 the mine was exploited for the extraction of fossils sponsored by a scientific project of the Free University of Berlin. The Camadas de Guimarota, simply Guimarota, or Camadas de Alcobaça is a disused coal mine near the city of Leiria in central Portugal. This is an important geological formation dating back to the Kimmeridgian age of the Late Jurassic period which contains a diverse array of fossil animals and plants including dinosaurs and mammals. The locality was extensively worked ...

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