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Two New Fossils-Related Pages: Westgard Pass And Mazourka Canyon, California

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:57 pm
by Inyo
Not too long ago, I uploaded two new fossils-related pages:

1) Early Cambrian Fossils Of Westgard Pass, California--A world-renowned geologic wonderland several miles east of Big Pine, California, in the neighboring White-Inyo Mountains; one of the best places on the planet to examine Cambrian Explosion critters (trilobites, archaeocyathids, brachiopods, annelid tracks and trails, and early echiniderms) over a half billion years old.

2) Paleozoic Era Fossils At Mazourka Canyon, California--That's where I describe the remarkable assemblage of Ordovician, Silurian, and early Devonian Period fossil specimens (approximately 485 to 415 million years old) present within the Mazourka Canyon geographic corridor (a major drainage tributary of the western flanks of the Inyo Mountains)--a plentiful and surprisingly well-preserved accumulation of Paleozoic Era invertebrate animal remains that includes (but is not limited to, of course) brachiopods, bryozoans, corals, echinoderms, graptolites, and trilobites. Stratigraphically speaking, this is the westernmost outcropping of the same series of world-famous fossil-bearing rocks whose most classically representative correlative geologic time-equivalent exposures occur in the Great Basin wilds of central to eastern Nevada and western Utah, stretching hundreds of miles farther east.