Paleonet: Arizona fossil collecting sites

Roy Plotnick plotnick at uic.edu
Thu Mar 17 16:18:40 GMT 2011


Thanks - that is what my own search turned up.  I am hoping to get some 
"insider" knowledge.  With appreciation - Roy

On 3/17/2011 11:12 AM, Frank Holterhoff wrote:
> Agreed - I was just looking at this one too.  Probably informational 
> overload, but that's a good thing!
>
> The roadcut in the Pennsylvanian Naco Fm. a mile west of Kohl's Ranch 
> seems to be pretty well-known.
>
> Frank
>
> On 3/17/2011 11:05 AM, Mark Storaasli wrote:
>> Looks like a pretty good list of localities, here, for what it's worth.
>>
>> http://www.t-rat.com/Pages/WhereToFindFossils.html
>>
>> ~Mark
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 7:52 AM, Roy Plotnick <plotnick at uic.edu
>> <mailto:plotnick at uic.edu>> wrote:
>>
>>     We are running a department field trip to Arizona in May.  In
>>     addition to the usual suspects (Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater,
>>     Petrified Forest), etc., can I get recommendations on good fossil
>>     collecting sites in the region that are worth a visit?  Thanks! - 
>> Roy
>>
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University of Illinois at Chicago
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