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Blaine

I am new at fossil hunting. I need some help with formations.

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Blaine

I am new at fossil hunting and need so help with formations and how deep formations are. I have a piece of land in Patrick county Chesterfield, SC.  The property is 4.6 acres I would like to fossil hunt it and also dig a little. But curious as to how far I would have to go to find anything in this area. Thank you.

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Ludwigia

I'm not from the area, so I don't know my formations there, but a good bet for finding the information you need would probably be to get in contact with a local geologically based company like for instance one which does drilling or quarrying. A detailed geological map of your area would also be of help. But maybe somebody here knows more details. Let's wait and see.

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Blaine

Ok thank you I have been looking online for maps and trying to see how far below the surface the formations are but I haven't had much luck. I found out from a map it is upper cretaceous.

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Fossildude19

 

Geologic units in Chesterfield County, SC.  LINK

 

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Google the Formation names, and try to read every PDF that you can find about them. 

They should have information on how thick each unit is.  ;) 

 

Good Luck. 

 

 

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Mark Kmiecik

Sometimes the county will have stratigraphic (as opposed to topological) maps available. This will give you an idea of the vertical layers in a given area.

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Ludwigia

I found this after googling your locality + geology. Maybe it could be of help, or you could try contacting the author at Old Dominion University.

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Blaine

Thank you ludwigia for the information.

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minnbuckeye

This web site is my most used when trying to understand bedrock formations that I am searching:  ngmdb.usg.gov/mapview        I am sure this will help you now and into the future, wherever you hunt.

 

Mike

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Ludwigia
15 hours ago, Blaine said:

Thank you ludwigia for the information.

You're welcome.

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