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rockhound.newmexico posted a topic in New Mexicoso I've been wanting to take the family out to the Rio puerco site but have no clue as to what part of the valley to go look, can anyone point me in the right direction for the BLM site? TIA!
Hi Everyone, First Fossil ID post. This item was found in the Rio Puerco area around Cabezon Peak. Supposedly, this specific area is an outcrop of the upper Cretaceous, likely a transgressive sandstone deposit of the Mulatto Tongue of Mancos Shale. The specific location is termed Shark Tooth Ridge by many locals. I was initially told to be Bryozoan but have no further information. Any help with identification would be appreciated. There are two pieces that fit together as seen in pic Rio Puerco-0000. The main objects look to me (Extreme novice) like some bone or stem. The ribbing imprint seems come from the lower part what I see in Rio Puerco-0001 and Rio Puerco-0003. But the outside ribbed imprint on Rio Puerco-0004 was made by something not found. This was just laying clumped together on the surface of a ridge with washout flow. This is my first "potential" fossil find. I included a map for location purposes only. Thank you for any help coming my way. William
On Tuesday, August 30th, I had the pleasure of collecting with fellow members @Pilobolus and @Jeffrey P out in my beloved Rio Puerco Valley. I present a photo collage, from my point of view, of that great adventure with both old and new friends. Enjoy.