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Shadow Falls - Anyone Collected There Before?

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jualhadun87

I was looking for other areas to collect fossils in the Twin Cities region since Lilydale is closed for the foreseeable future. The ever popular MGS "Minnesota at a Glance: Fossil Collecting in the Twin Cities" Document (http://conservancy.umn.edu/bitstream/59440/63/Mn_Fossils.pdf) relates a good collecting area at a city park called "Shadow Falls". Here is the excerpt:

In Ramsey County:
1) Shadow Falls:
This site is in a St. Paul city park. From the monument
overlooking the Mississippi River at the west end of Summit
Avenue, trails lead north to a large ravine that is a good
collecting site.
Rocks exposed are parts of the lower Decorah Shale and
Platteville Formation down through St. Peter Sandstone. The
upper part of the Platteville limestone here has a rich fauna
consisting of clams, snails, trilobites, brachiopods, and horn
corals. Fossils weathered out of the Decorah Shale can be

found along trails above the limestone.

My question is wether anyone on here has ever visited this location or had any other experience with it? I am looking for ideas on specific collecting locations (although the park looks tiny) and likelihood of my car getting broken into while in the parking lot.

Thanks!

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squalicorax

If you are interested in crossing the border into wisconsin and collecting let me know, its not far from twin cities.

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foxtail

When are you planning to search these places?

The outcrop by Dennison is always good if you don't mind getting dirty and the Kenyon park is good too. I would not waste my time now though as the ground is hard and the water is very cold to try fooling with wet stuff.

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thyrymn

I've been to shadow falls. Don't bother, nothing there.

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