MISSISSIPPIAN FOSSILS AT CERRO GORDO IN THE INYO MOUNTAINS

Donald Kenney (donaldkenney@gmail.com)
Last Update: Tue Mar 6 23:30:54 2012



Introduction

Mississippian cephalopods, bivalves, occasional shark teeth, poorly preserved plants in shales at a site near the crest of the Inyo Mountains near the old mining town of Cerro Gordo.

The Site(s)

Location

A difficult to access site involving a 8 mile 13(km) drive on a good graded road that climbs 4000 feet. An additional mile-(1600meters) on a jeep trail. And a half mile (800meters) hike uphill at an altitude above 8000 feet.

Directions to the site

Maps


Rules and Access

Public Land. Private, non-commercial collecting permitted.

Related Localities

Paleontology

Shark teeth, bivalves, small ammonites, straight cephalopods, plants

More diverse invertebrates are found in a one meter limestone exposure above the shales

Geology

Stratigraphic Section

Formations (youngest first)

Other Stuff

References

Copyright, Licensing, and such

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