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Philosoraptor

Anyone here hear of the Pleistocene formation in Bethel, CT? They are a couple of interestin snail and clam species found there.

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Fossildude19

Only from the fossilsites web page.

I have never looked for them.

Regards,

EDIT: Google Bethel marl fossil. The first PDF should be helpful.

Edited by Fossildude19

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Philosoraptor

That is where I heard of them too. I found an old government paper on that formation along with the Hudson river area but it never really went into detail on the fossil part of the site.

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Philosoraptor

I also know there is an old abandoned quarry in Bethel but it was a mine for fieldspar and muscovite. Supposedly there are just piles of the stuff just lying around. I know it isnt neccesairly fossil related but if any rockhounds are reading this it might be worth a trip out.

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Jeffrey P

I recall seeing an exhibit on Pleistocene marine fossils from Connecticut at the Yale Peabody Museum. I don't recall where they were collected, but I think it was somewhere on or near the coast.

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