Best Western Plus Fossil Country Inn & Suites
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... area used to be lake there. The oldest fossils are about 50 million years old. The visitor's center has mostly replicas from casts of the fossils, but, nevertheless, it is quite spectacular to see the quality of the fossils.
Afterward, we drove back to our picnic spot. Noah and Mark, like a few days earlier, did ...
Today we are in Fossil Butte National Monument. It was an 65 million old lake that has thousands of fossilised fish. Funnily, all of the fossils are in one 18 inch layer. We weren't allowed to look for fish so we went to the visitor centre. It was absolutely ...
... gas buildup), and then settling to the bottom. Some of these dead fish (along with some plants, insects, turtles, gars, crocodiles!!!, and other flora an fauna) were rapidly buried by sediments. 50 million years pass, those lucky fish have turned into fossils, and a few entrepreneurs seize the opportunity to bilk the rubes (or provide a unique fossil hunting experience depending on your point of view).
We show up ...
... road (probably bored to death) how to get to the fossil place. Then he started giving us confusing directions and looked at our faces and said why don't I show you. And that is how we ended up getting a police escort to the fossil place. Once we got there we met George and I found the first fossil. Then I found three more fossils then my finding of fossils came to a halt while ...
... layers of rock are productive. Someone showed me where the ash layer is, which is a layer that frequently contains a high density of fish fossils. I spent the first couple hours clearing the nonproductive layers from above the ash layer. Once that was done, I started carefully splitting the rocks around the ash layer.
Unlike last time, I was rewarded with a pair of large ...