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Found 12 results

  1. Strange Formation On Road Cut

    This on a high wall on a road cut along side of the end of rt 34 in Hamlin Lincoln CO WV, its about 20 ft above the road about 625ft above see level and about 60ft above the mud river am i correct in assuming that this hole was caused by a torrent of water whipping that boulder around inside there its about the size of a medicine ball. Ive seen these on the bottoms of creeks but never up on hillside like that. What kind of flow would it take to do this as far as feet per second i know theres a formula just cant think of it
  2. I believe these are sandstone formations? but not sure of type fresh of the ground last night.
  3. As you all are (hopefully) aware at this point, there are countless scores of fossiliferous formations all across the world, each with its own name. What formation's name do you like the most? I'd have to go with my home town Conasauga Formation. It has a really nice ring to it (and of course, there's some home-town bias in there ).
  4. Placement of terrestrial formations in the late cretaceous of North America as been constantly evolving and in October 2016 Denver Fowler a Paleontologist at the Museum of the Rockies published a very extensive paper on the subject and updated most units. This is very important when it comes to understanding dinosaur evolution and aids in describing species. This paper is in the process of going through peer review so is subject to change. Fowler DW. (2016) A new correlation of the Cretaceous formations of the Western Interior of the United States, I: Santonian-Maastrichtian formations and dinosaur biostratigraphy. PeerJ Preprints 4:e2554v1https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.2554v1 The paper is pretty technical but all of the data is found in this excel file (supplemental information) which is a massive high-resolution stratigraphic chart for all of the formations from the late cretaceous of North America. It's nice to see it all laid out and a great reference source. https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.2554v1/supp-1 To make it easy I've broken the chart apart so you can easily see most important dinosaur formations Texas The biggest change came with our understanding the Aguja and Javelina Formations of Texas part of the Tornillo group. The study indicated that the Aguja Formation deposits are only Campanian in age and that the Javelina Formation does not extend into the end of the Cretaceous. Very important when trying to describe species in those formations. Sellers have been comparing the Aguja to the Judith River in Montana well there is a correlation but its deposits are much younger that JR. Eastern Montana, N. Dakota, S. Dakota and Wyoming What I found interesting is that the Hell Creek is much older in Montana than in the adjacent states. The other interesting observation that can been easily be seen on these charts is that the how short a time frame the deposits of the Hell Creek/Lance formation are compared to the other major dinosaur formations. Central Montana Two Medicine and Judith River Formations are the two key formations in this locality Utah and New Mexico Utah depicted on the left and NM on the right Head North to Canada Alberta and Saskatchewan
  5. Ok This wall had me looking at it for some time, do you see anything fossil related? location 2km north of amathus ancient city, limassol, island of cyprus and on the opposite hill :
  6. Looking for information about Hengshan, Hunan.

    I have a friend that lives in a remote area of China in the Hunan province. I was just wondering if anyone has information on fossils near Hengshan, Hunan? Outcrops, localities, what to look for? I know it's a shot in the dark, but worth a try.
  7. Galena/Platteville

    Willmann et al: https://archive.org/details/plattevillegalen502will About 4 Mb
  8. Hello I'm heading to Kansas for a father son weekend at his campus. (Jayhawks) Lawrence Kansas. i was curious if anyone has any areas of interest for trilobites? I'm doing some research but not much luck so I'm hoping someone here knows if some areas? We are going to hunt lake texoma on our way back and maybe NSR.. But if we can find some areas near 35 on our way back it would be great.. thanks everyone..
  9. I stumbled on this tonight and it's got some great info! http://carolinageologicalsociety.org/CGS/1950s_files/gb%201957.pdf
  10. While researching formations in my area, I stumbled on this report. I found it really interesting as, if I'm looking at the maps and graphs correctly, shows the depths of the various formations along with their geological periods... http://www.dnr.sc.gov/water/hydro/HydroPubs/pdf/SCWRC_139.pdf
  11. Olmsted County, Minnesota

    I stumbled upon this while researching Brachiopods and thought it deserved a mention. It's a chart with the stratigraphy of Olmsted County, Minnesota but applies to most of Southeast Minnesota. There's also a nice chart showing the geological time scale of Minnesota. Charts from "Environmental Geology of Olmsted County, Minnesota" R. K. Hogberg, 1973 Generalized Geologic Secton Geologic Time Chart
  12. 2 More Discoveries Today

    I found 2 more discoveries today on a couple of odd rocks and have no clue as to what they maybe
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