LOWER DEVONIAN FOSSILS NEAR SCHOHARIE, NY
Donald Kenney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Last Update: Thu Oct 4 07:14:20 2012
Abundant, diverse Lower Devonian invertebrate fossils in a road cut exposure near Schoharie, NY
A broad road cut on the North side of Rickard Hill Road in Schoharie, Schoharie County, NY
Directions to the site
- From downtown Schoharie, NY turn right (East) on Prospect Street and travel 1km East and North. Prospect St becomes County Road 1B/Rickard Hill Rd.
- Site is broad road cut on West side of road. Park safely off the travelled portion of the road.
Rules and Access
Diverse fossils of many sorts
sponges-Hinda;gastropods-Platyceras;brachiopods,crinoid holdfasts,trilobites (rare),coprolites,
Formations (youngest first)
- Becraft Limestone (Lower Devonian - Helderberg Group) Well bedded limestone with a few shale partings. Abundant fossils displayed on bedding surfaces or weathered out.
- (New Scotland Limestone normally found between Kalkberg and Beecraft -- missing?)
- Kalkberg Limestone (Lower Devonian - Helderberg Group) Similar to the Becraft,but with more shale. Fossils appear to become more sparse in the very lowest beds.
- Coeymans Limestone? (Lower Devonian - Helderberg Group) This is in a roadcut downhill from the larger exposure. It is a more crystalline limestone with fewer fossils none of which were found weathered out
Copyright, Licensing, and such
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