Jebel Hafit fossils
the foot of Jebel Hafit, near where the road from the cement works passes
through a man-made gorge, numerous fossils of Nummulites, almost the
size of a bottle-top, can be found. With them, lying loose on the scree
slopes, are fragments of branching corals, oysters and gastropods, rare
sea urchins and, even rarer, remains of barnacles and crab claws. At
the northern part of the jebel north towards Al Ain, south of the Khalid
bin Sultan road, eroded flanks of the anticline are exposed in the wadi.
Here very hard, massive limestones are preserved with their beds in
a near vertical position. Numerous coral "heads" are found
here, some quite large about 60 centimetres in diameter.