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Possible shell fossil found near Chinese camp ca


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They look like clams.  What is the age of the rocks? Cretaceous?

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Definitely clams. Interesting specimens. 

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They were found near a fossil site that has late Jurassic periods fossils

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Clams are bivalves. The term clams is sometimes slightly more restrictive especially in the culinary sense; oysters and clams are sort of different.

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Cool finds! 
Kind of look like one of the Inoceramids, more likely one of the Buchia sp. as they  show up north to the south in California's L. Jur and Cretaceous rocks. Maybe you'll run across some that are more complete and possibly show the hinge area...Maybe its the Mariposa formation in that area?

 

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Yes it is from that formation and a similar post also said they are buchia

 

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