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Natural Monument - Palm Beach

Palm leaf
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Fossilised palm leaf
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Ripple marks
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Shell sandstone
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Palm leaf. The (positive and negative) imprint of a palm leaf is evidence that the climate in the area of Lucerne was indeed once subtropical.

Ripple marks. The ripples in the sandstone were shaped by waves and currents in the loose sand before turning to stone. Such ripples are usually formed near coastal areas.

Shell sandstone. Fossilized sea shells. 20 million years ago they were swept onto the sandy beach in the thousands.