The White Quarry is a former quarry south of Pfaffenhofen in Württemberg on the ridge of the Stromberg.The White Quarry was used for the mining of sand-stone as building material. He was only in operation from 1902 to 1914, but was known for his finds of fossils. Fossils were found both in the sandstone itself and in the pitches in between.Fossils of reptiles, especially dinosaurs and primeval crocodiles, as well as amphibians were found. No other quarry in the Keuper has such a wealth of finds. They go back to about 220 million years before our time. In 1906, the first find came into the possession of the Royal Stuttgart Natural History Cabinet: The tenant of the quarry, Albert Burrer, presented Eberhard Fraas with a hull piece of an aetosaur. Another spectacular discovery was the skeletal remains of a Sellosaurus (today's scientific name Plateosaurus gracilis), one of the oldest European land dinosaurs.On the edge of the mountain in front of the quarry, a viewing platform was built, from which the far-reaching view over the entire Zabergäu and large parts of the Heilbronn Neckarland to the heights of the Odenwald ranges.The White Quarry has been an areal natural monument since 1986. It is also protected as a geotope under the name Aufgelassener Weisser Steinbruch SW of the Rodbachhof.
May 15, 2018
- Location of unique fossils from the Triassic period (approx. 220 million years ago)
- with a viewing platform and a great panoramic view of Zabergäu.
- Quarry was in operation from 1902 to 1914
- It was used to mine sandstone as building material
- Natural monument
- see also pictures at: komoot.de/highlight/777299
June 20, 2020
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