Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fossil Creek

I have walked the length of most of the creek where I found the shell fossils and at some places, the
creek banks are simply sand or clay while at other places, the creek runs through harder rock layers. Here are a few photos where you see fossils in the stream bottom

Over time, the erosive action of freeze/thaws and heavy rains break up the rock layers and heavier
rains begin to carry the smaller rocks down stream.

The fossil rocks are easy to spot although if they are face down, the back side is usually just plain rock in appearance.

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