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Any Place For Fossils Around Detroit?

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KellyD

Live in Wayne County and find very little except for a few Brachiopods and poor crinoids along Lake St. Clair. Any help?

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glacialerratic

Kelly,

a great place to start learning is U of M's Deep Blue Library:

http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/

You can search for journal papers that often have localities listed, though most of the time they are a bit dated. You can search by fossil type (trilobites), and enter a state along with it.

Also search "stratigraphy," and a county or area. For example, "Stratigraphy Alpena" gets you this:

http://deepblue.lib....=25&submit.y=17

Have fun!!!

Edited by michigantim

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Tessy

I'm from Wayne Co too...but sadly the closest place I know of for Fossil hunting is just west of Toledo, OH in Sylvania at Fossil Park. About an hour drive from the Dearborn area. You're sort of guaranteed to find cool stuff, it's free too. Great for beginners/kids. http://www.olanderpark.com/pages/Fossil.htm

I go there with a heavy duty plastic lawn bag and fill it up with rocks...there is plenty and they don't mind. You can hang out and dig around in the quarry area but in the summer it gets hot if the sun is out. I just take the bag home and go through it in my back yard. I think it still open until Thanksgiving.

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