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Hey, everyone! I've recently found the creekbed in Brook Creek Park in Lawrence, KS, to be a fertile source of leaf fossils (I believe they are primarily macroneuropteris). I'm pretty sure they are washing into the creekbed from somewhere, though. I think they are in the Tonganoxie Sandstone. Does anyone know of any good public exposures of the Tonganoxie Sandstone in which I could hunt for some more specimens? Thanks!
I collected this specimen at the Buildex Quarry on Highway 59 1 mile south of Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas, USA, in March of 1970. It was dug up by a bulldozer while I was visiting the quarry one weekend. Stratigraphy: Pennsylvanian System, Virgilian Series, Douglas Group, Stranger Formation, Tonganoxie Sandstone Member, possibly overlaying the Upper Sibley coal. Age wise, is is Phanerozoic, Paleozoic, carboniferous, Upper Pennsylvanian, Gzhelian International. I found Calamites and other specimens at the same location the same day. Some were covered in carbonized material. Wou