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Hello All,

First time poster here but long time inquisitive super-amateur gelogists/paleontologists =) On a recent trip to the Santa Monica Mountains for my trail run I came across a rock that was covered with sea shells. This rock was located on a hilside at about 1000 ft above sea level. It was loose but stationary and there were a few like it around it but not as pretty as the one I found. Im curious to know more about what I found and if I can provide any additional information to help please let me know.

Thank You,

E-man

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Look like some kind of distorted fossil Pecten (Scallop). I will say míocene or pliocene

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Look like some kind of distorted fossil Pecten (Scallop). I will say míocene or pliocene

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thanks Fellas. As is with every find, is there any value associated with this fossil?

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also the Pectin in that picture is the size of a dinner plate. :D Here's one I picked up in the Miocene of Virginia. The plate is 10" across.

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" I think, therefore I collect fossils." _ Me

"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."__S. Holmes

"can't we all just get along?" Jack Nicholson from Mars Attacks

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also the Pectin in that picture is the size of a dinner plate. :D Miocene, Virginia

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Yea I noticed in comparison the Pectin I've been searching the ones I have are considerable smaller. possibly a third in size.

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There's a large variety of shell fossils to be found in the Santa Monica mountains. This ones in pretty rough shape. You usually have to do a fair amount of digging and busting rock to find the nigher specimens, but they are there!

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Love the barnacles! Are they fossilized too or recent?

Thanks, they are fossils also.

"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence"_ Carl Sagen

No trees were killed in this posting......however, many innocent electrons were diverted from where they originally intended to go.

" I think, therefore I collect fossils." _ Me

"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."__S. Holmes

"can't we all just get along?" Jack Nicholson from Mars Attacks

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