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1. Notes on the Geology of Lüneburg, in the kingdom of Hanover

  • Robert Boog Watson


Lüneburg is the capital of the old Hanoverian duchy of the same name. It stands on the small navigable river Ilmenau, about thirty miles S.E. from Hamburg, and about 150 feet above the sea. The country around is a flat sandy heath, from which the gypseous limestone rock of the Kalkberg rises, not unlike Dumbarton Castle, to a height of 180 feet above the plain.



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page 82 note * It disappears wholly in the Jurassic, but reappears in a few species (four or five) in the Cretaceous. See Pictet, , “Paléontolgie,” vol. ii. p. 662. This is therefore an exception to the absoluteness of what is stated above.


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