These are some of the highlights from a trip to you-Dig in Delta Utah for my undergrad Historical Geology course at BYU-Idaho.
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Not a bad day considering the tide was rather high, the waves choppy, and a large group of loud students
from the University of Salisbury showed up. Ran into two other forum members; wolffish and randsphilly
The place was originally set up to be an iron mine, and the minors started digging up bones. This location
is famous for the discovery of the Astrodon a large Sauropod.
The images I have inserted are pictures of carbonized pieces of fern. In more common terms, it's coal.
Roughly 120 million years old coal. Some of the coal still has iron traces on it.