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Greetings, I’ve recently gotten back into prospecting fossils and I’m looking for some suggestions on sites to visit in western Pennsylvania. I frequently visit Ambridge PA to find fern and Calamite fossils from the Mahoning fm and would like to find more. I also would like to find fossils of early Permian (tetrapods, plants, or invertebrates). I hear that Washington county (south of Pittsburgh) has some great spots and would like to know if it were true. I also would like to show some of my findings from Ambridge as well. Note: I’d like this to be suggested places not j
Just finished prepping out this Calamites, found a month ago. It was large and colorful, worthy of posting a picture. It came from Ambridge, Pennsylvania. This is mahoning shale/ Pennsylvanian. I will include a few of the other finds too. A close up showing the details present. Unidentifiable twigs and small branches were common Occasional seed pods were found Fern leaves of multiple species were easy to find. Not the best one found. More of a typical one at this site. The
Found out I had fossils down the street from my house and did some searching for a variety of plant fossils. This was found in a road cut along the Ohio river near Ambridge/Aliquippa, PA and the fossil layer is the Mahoning Shale. Most of what we found were tree ferns, calamites and lycopods. We had some great success and it was great to find these right down the street! Most were easy to ID with help from the Fossil Guy site. But we can't find any info on the attached. Any ideas are welcome!