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Fossil Question
« on: March 07, 2017, 07:42:56 AM »
I was on a beach on the York river in Virginia where there is a high sand cliff. It does not appear to be far along in the process to become sandstone.

I did notice though that there were on the beach some rocks which were aggregates where there were shells embedded in what looked like some sort of sandstone concretion.

In addition, I found a fossil which is basically the inside casting of a shell of some sort. Due to texture, it is not a Chesapecten. You can see the remainder of the originally shell as white material on the casting. I will post some pictures a little later.

What I am curious if these probably formed in the sand material that the cliffs were made from or if there are layers of actual sandstone maybe a little deeper in the river?


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Re: Fossil Question
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 05:51:07 PM »
"Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action, rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith. Banish me from Eden when you will; but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge."
— Robert G. Ingersoll