US And Canadian Fossil Sites -- Data for DELAWARE

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LocationCountyState/ProvinceDirections,NotesAgeFormationFossilsSite IDCommentsReferenceLat-Long|Spare1Spare2Spare3
Dover(DoverAFB)KentDEat Dover AFB at KT BoundaryK-EPprotists-forams-Globotruncana,HeterohelixDE0001Ransom,'Fossils in America'39.1315,-75.4859,,AKm73?|$*
Dover(JonesCk)KentDEIn clay outcrops along Jones CreekMIinvertebrates-mollusks?(shells)DE0064An American Geological Railway Guide P33039.1629,-75.5185,,AKm73?|$*
Dover(MurderkillCk)KentDES in clay outcrops along Murderkill CreekMIinvertebrates-mollusks?(shells)DE0065An American Geological Railway Guide P33039.0069,-75.4568,,AKm73?|*$DE0061,DE0062
Felton(Coursey-KillenPonds)KentDEin the banks of the Coursey and Killen Ponds. Lat Lon is between the two ponds which are about 800m apart-poorly preserved fossilsMIinvertebrates(poorly preserved)DE0068http://www.dgs.udel.edu/Geology/Paleontology/fossilsites.aspx38.9842,-75.5282,,AKm71|ATLANTIC$*DE0055
FredricaKentDEMIinvertebrates(shells)-mollusks-bivalvia-Mactra,Myaconcha,pectinidae-Pecten;Venus,Xueiila,;;;worms-annelida-SerpulaDE0061USGS Bulletin dated 189239.0089,-75.4661,,AKm73|*$DE0062,DE0065
Murderkill CreekKentDEat 'confluents'MIinvertebrates(shells)-mollusks-bivalvia-Mactra,Myaconcha,pectinidae-Pecten;Venus,Xueiila,;;;worms-annelida-SerpulaDE0062USGS Bulletin dated 189239.0583,-75.3969,,AKm74|*$DE0061,DE0065
Pollack Farm(DE13)KentDEEast of U.S. Route 13 on the divide between the Leipsic River and Alston BranchMICheswold Sandichnofossils-burrows_invertebrate-Ophiomorpha,Skolithos;;invertebrates-mollusks;protists-radiolaria;vertebratesDE0002The Miocene beds were partially or entirely below the water table and were exposed only while pumped dry while being excavated for road fill. Site was backfilled after excavation completedhttp://www.deldot.net/static/projects/archaeology/pollack/index.shtml39.2356,-75.5767,,AKm73|*$DE0060
Smyrna(DuckCk)KentDEIn clay outcrops along Duck CreekMIinvertebrates-mollusks?(shells)DE0063An American Geological Railway Guide P33039.3111,-75.6026,,AKm73|$*DE0060
Smyrna(OldDuckCk)KentDE6.4km S on branches of Old Duck Creek in blue clayMIinvertebrates(shells)-mollusks-bivalvia-Mactra,Myaconcha,pectinidae-Pecten;Venus,Xueiila,;;;worms-annelida-SerpulaDE0060USGS Bulletin dated 189239.2434,-75.5863,,AKm73|*$DE0002,DE0063
BlackbirdNew CastleDEfragments of petrified pine wood in floatplants(petrified wood)-gymnospermopsida-coniferophyta-Pinus(pine)DE0059USGS Bulletin dated 189239.3709,-75.6591,,AKm73|$*
Chesapeake and Delaware CanalNew CastleDEAlong the entire Chesapeake and Delaware canal in various formations-well preserved fossilsKuinvertebrates-mollusks-bivalvia,cephalopoda-ammonoidea;gastropodaDE0042(Note -- don't believe this one. Excellent fossils can be found along the canal,but be prepared to spend a lot of time searching out localities-DJK)39.5444,-75.7208,,AJj24|*$DE0034
Chesapeake and Delaware CanalNew CastleDEIn spoil bank on N side of Canal 1km E of MD-DE lineK?DE002939.5391,-75.7640,,AKM73|$*
Chesapeake and Delaware CanalNew CastleDEIn spoil bank on N side of Canal 4.8km E of MD-DE lineK?DE003039.5433,-75.7292,,AKm73|*$DE0016,DE0035,DE0037,DE0057
Chesapeake and Delaware CanalNew CastleDEMost collecting is done in spoil piles on both banks. Specific Areas:St George Bridge,Reedy Pt Bridge,Biggs Farm,Delaware CityKNavesinkinvertebrates(abundant)-mollusks-bivalvia-Exogyra;cephalopoda-belemnoidea;;;vertebrates-fish-chondrichthyes-selachii(sharks)(teeth);;reptilia-squamata-mosasauridae(teeth)DE0026Some Marshalltown fossils at West End. Marshalltown passes below water level about 400m E of St John. Abundant,well preserved fossils -- Exogyra,belemnoidea,shark and mosasaur teeth. Many other fossils39.5444,-75.7208,,AJj24|*$DE0034
Chesapeake and Delaware CanalNew CastleDESame as DE0027K?DE002839.5444,-75.7208,,AKm73|*$DE0027,DE0034
Chesapeake and Delaware CanalNew CastleDEKinvertebrates-mollusks-bivalvia-PycnodonteDE000539.5444,-75.7208,,AJj24|$*DE0034
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(?)New CastleDEA fossil reef at 'Station 3' Station 3 is probably a tidal station -- tidal stations within the canal are Delaware Branch Channel Bridge,Reedy Point,St Georges,Summit Bridge,New Castle,Chesapeake City but the do not seem to be numbered 1,2,3... I would guess this locality to be at Summit Bridge, but that's purely a guessK-DE002739.5413,-75.7382,,AKm74|*$DE0012,DE0016,DE0028,DE0035,DE0037,DE0048
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(?)New CastleDEBetween the MD896 Bridge and Delaware CityK?DE0025Confused. At a guess, MD896=MD213 and Delaware City is Chesapeake City at the other end of the canal. Another possibility is that MD896=DE9. And another is that MD896=DE896-US301 which crosses the canal via Summit Bridge39.5290,-75.8126,,AKM73?|$*
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(?)New CastleDEIn N Bank of CanalKuEnglishtownichnofossils-burrows_invertebrate-SkolithosDE0058http://www.ohiolink.edu/etd/send-pdf.cgi?toledo111601481639.5444,-75.7208,,AJj23|*$DE0036,DE0038
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(BiggsFarm)New CastleDEOn the South bank about 1.6km East of St George at 'Biggs Farm'. The main outcrop is enclosed in a small overgrown iron frameKNavesink,Mount Laurelichnofossils,invertebrates(200taxa)-arthropoda-crustacea;cnidaria-corals;mollusks,porifera(sponges);vertebratesDE002039.5534,-75.6309,,AKm72|*$DE0007,DE0022
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(BiggsFarm)New CastleDES bank 1800 meters E of bridge at St Georges (Biggs Farm). This exposure is enclosed in a steel bulkhead which prevents erosion and,to a great extent,collecting as wellKNavesink,Mount Laurel?DE002239.5531,-75.6298,,AKm73|*$DE0007,DE0020
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(DeepCut)New CastleDEThe 'Deep Cut' exposures. 3 Formations W to E Merchantville,Englishtown,Marshalltown-outcrops-RR Bridge,MD Line,Summit Bridge,St GeorgesKMerchantville,Englishtown,Marshalltowninvertebrates,vertebratesDE003839.5444,-75.7208,,AJj24|*$DE0036,DE0058
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(LorwoodGrove)New CastleDE800 meters S of Lorewood Grove on the S bank of the canal. This one is possibly hopeless. Topozone.com says there is a populated place called Lorewood grove but it maps to an empty spot on the S bank of the canal. About 500m S is a Lorewood Grove Rd but it does not seem to go to any town of Lorewood GroveK?DE001739.5404,-75.6872,,AKm73|*$DE0008,DE0032
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(RR-Br)New CastleDEN Bank 500 meters N of canal 500 meters East of RR bridgeK?DE005639.5494,-75.6908,,AKm72|*$DE0018,DE0032
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(RR-Br)New CastleDEN Bank 500 meters N of canal just E of RR bridgeK?DE001839.5492,-75.7016,,AKM72|*$DE0031,DE0041,DE0056,MD0058,MD0059
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(RR-Br)New CastleDEOn S side of RR Railroad bridge in 1m thick by 300m long sandy LensKMerchantvilleinvertebrates-mollusks-bivalvia-Anomia,arcoida,Etea,Exogyra,Lithophaga,Nemodon,Ostrea,pholadidae-Pholas?;Tellina;cephalopoda-ammonoidea-Scaphites;;gastropoda-Arrhoges,Graciliala,Turritella,XenophoraDE004539.5421,-75.7033,,AKm73|*$DE0013,DE0014,DE0021,DE0031,MD0058,MD0059
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(RR-Br)New CastleDEPoorly preserved fossils in the Navesink,Mount Laurel Formation in the South Bank at the RR bridgeKNavesink,Mount Laurel?DE002139.5420,-75.7033,,AKm72|*$DE0013,DE0014,DE0031,DE0045,MD0058,MD0059
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(RRBr)New CastleDEAround base of RR bridge on N side of Canal -Digging strongly discouragedKinvertebrates-mollusksDE003139.5444,-75.7028,,AKm72|*$DE0014,DE0018,DE0021,DE0032,DE0041,DE0045,MD0058,MD0059
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(RRBr-E1)New CastleDE800 meters E of the Pennsylvania RR bridge in the N spoil bank of the canal in the Merchantville FormationKMerchantville?DE003239.5440,-75.6930,,AKm72|*$DE0017,DE0031,DE0056,MD0058,MD0059
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(RRBridge-E4)New CastleDE3-5 km E of the Pennsylvania RR bridge along the high canal banksK?DE001139.5491,-75.6572,,AKm73|*$DE0006,DE0047
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(RRbr)New CastleDE300 meters W of the Pennsylvania RR bridge in the S bank of the canalK?DE001339.5427,-75.7079,,AKm72|*$DE0014,DE0021,DE0045
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(RRbr)New CastleDE30m W of the Pennsylvania RR bridge in the S bank of the canalK?DE001439.5422,-75.7038,,AKm72|*$DE0013,DE0021,DE0031,DE0045,MD0058,MD0059
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(ReedyPtBr)New CastleDE500 meters E of Reedy Point Bridge on Both Banks in spoil heapsKinvertebrates-arthropoda,brachiopoda,bryozoa,cnidaria-coelenterata;mollusks,porifera;vertebrates-fish-chondrichthyes-selachii(sharks)(teeth);;;worms-annelidaDE001539.5595,-75.5741,,AKm72|*$DE0004,DE0039,DE0040,DE0046
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(ReedyPtBr)New CastleDEIn overgrown spoil piles at base of Reedy Point Bridge -- digging requiredKinvertebrates-echinoderms-echinoidea;mollusks-cephalopoda-belemnoidea;;;vertebrates(teeth)-fish-chondrichthyes-selachii(sharks)(small);;reptilia-squamata-mosasauridaeDE004639.5583,-75.5823,,AKM72|*$DE0004,DE0015,DE0039,DE0040
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(ReedyPtBr)New CastleDEN side of canal 160m W of Reedy Point Bridge. In US Army Corps Engineers work area accessible by gravel road in late 2006KNavesink?invertebrates-brachiopoda,mollusks-bivalvia-Exogyra,Pycnodonte;cephalopoda-belemnoideaDE0004misc fossils -- 39d33.593mN 075d34.784mW39.5589,-75.5848,,AKM72|*$DE0015,DE0039,DE0040,DE0046
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(ReedyPtBr-E)New CastleDEin sandy canal spoil piles E of Rt 9KMount Laurelinvertebrates-bryozoa,mollusks-bivalvia,cephalopoda,gastropodaDE003939.5588,-75.5791,,AKm73|*$DE0004,DE0015,DE0040,DE0046
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(StGeorge)New CastleDE200 meters E of St Georges Bridge on S bankKMount Laurel?DE000939.5525,-75.6481,,AKm72|*$DE0003,DE0010,DE0019,DE0023,DE0024,DE0033,DE0067
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(StGeorge)New CastleDE200 meters E of St Georges Bridge on S bankKMount Laurel?DE0010Same as DE000939.5525,-75.6481,,AKm72|*$DE0003,DE0009,DE0019,DE0023,DE0024,DE0033,DE0067
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(StGeorge)New CastleDEImmediately W of St Georges Bridge -- old spoil pile removed by construction of new bridgeKNavesink?invertebrates(sparse)DE0003As of late 200639.5539,-75.6522,,AKm73|*$DE0009,DE0010,DE0019,DE0023,DE0024,DE0033,DE0047,DE0067
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(StGeorge)New CastleDEIn Merchantville fm at St Georges (Which Bank? Merchantville or Navesink?)KMerchantvilleinvertebrates-mollusks-bivalvia-OstreaDE003339.5537,-75.6523,,AKm73|*$DE0003,DE0009,DE0010,DE0019,DE0023,DE0024,DE0047,DE0067
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(StGeorge-E2-BiggsFm)New CastleDE2 km E on S bank of canal at Biggs FarmKinvertebrates-cnidaria-corals;;vertebrates-mammals(?)DE000739.5532,-75.6285,,AKm73|*$DE0020,DE0022
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(StGeorge-W1)New CastleDE1 Km W of St Georges (which bank? Assume N) - Variant Mount Laurel faunas on spoil pileKNavesink,Mount Laurel?DE000639.5483,-75.6622,,AKm73|*$DE0008,DE0011,DE0047
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(StGeorge-W2)New CastleDE2.4km W of St Georges on the S bank of the canalKvertebrates-fish(fragments)-actinopterygii-EnchodusDE000839.5425,-75.6747,,AKm73|*$DE0006,DE0017
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(StGeorges)New CastleDEOn the North Bank Spoil piles near St GeorgesK?DE001939.5537,-75.6523,,AKm73|*$DE0003,DE0009,DE0010,DE0023,DE0024,DE0033,DE0047,DE0067
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(StGeorges)New CastleDEOriginal says St Georges, MD, but there does not appear to be such a place. There is a St George Island near Point Lookout, but is would not likely have Cretaceous depositsKMerchantvilleinvertebrates-arthropoda-crustacea-decapoda-Hoploparia,Protocallianassa;;;mollusks-cephalopoda-ammonoidea-Menabites,PlacenticerasDE0067http://paleodb.org/cgi-bin/bridge.pl?action=displayCollectionDetails&collection_no=2757139.5557,-75.6498,,AKm72|*$DE0003,DE0009,DE0010,DE0019,DE0023,DE0024,DE0033
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(StGeorges)New CastleDES bank 300 meters E of bridge at St GeorgesK?DE002339.5529,-75.6467,,AKm72|*$DE0003,DE0009,DE0010,DE0019,DE0024,DE0033,DE0067
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(StGeorges)New CastleDEW of St Georges in spoil piles along Chesapeake and Delaware canal from 3-4m of green-gray Marshalltown sand below Navesink Fm and above Englishtown FmKMarshalltowninvertebrates-mollusks-bivalvia-Agerostrea,Cardium,Cucullaea,Cyprimeria,Exogyra,Trigonia;cephalopoda-ammonoidea-Baculites,Didymoceras,Menuites,Pachydiscus;;;;vertebrates-fish(teeth)-chondrichthyes-selachii(sharks)(teeth)DE0047http://paleodb.org/cgi-bin/bridge.pl?action=displayCollectionDetails&collection_no=35048;http://paleodb.org/cgi-bin/bridge.pl?action=displayCollectionDetails&collection_no=2757039.5506,-75.6547,,AKm73|*$DE0003,DE0006,DE0011,DE0019,DE0033
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(StGeorges)New CastleDEon the North Bank Spoil piles near St GeorgesK?DE002439.5554,-75.6473,,AKm73|*$DE0003,DE0009,DE0010,DE0019,DE0023,DE0033,DE0067
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(Summit Bridge?)(RR-Br)New CastleDELower slope of Maintenance road E of RR bridgeKuMarshalltowninvertebrates-mollusks-bivalvia,cephalopoda-ammonoidea;gastropodaMD0058The only RR Bridge across the C&D Canal is at Summit Bridge, DE?39.5441,-75.7006,,AKm73?|*$DE0014,DE0018,DE0021,DE0031,DE0032,DE0045,MD0059
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(Summit Bridge-E)New CastleDEPit E of RR bridgeKuMarshalltowninvertebrates-mollusks-bivalvia,cephalopoda-ammonoidea;gastropodaMD0059Like MD0058, Originally Cecil Cy,MD39.5441,-75.7006,,AKm73?|*$DE0014,DE0018,DE0021,DE0031,DE0032,DE0045,MD0058
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(Summit-E2)New CastleDEN Bank 2 km E of Summit Bridge in Mount Laurel FormationK?DE003439.5442,-75.7204,,AKm73|*$DE0005,DE0026,DE0028,DE0042
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(SummitBR-E1)New CastleDEN Bank,1200 meters E of Summit Bridge in Englishtown FormationKEnglishtown?DE005739.5432,-75.7293,,AKm73|*$DE0016,DE0030,DE0035,DE0037
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(SummitBr)New CastleDE300 meters W of Summit BridgeK?DE001239.5398,-75.7425,,AKm72|*$DE0027,DE0037,DE0048
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(SummitBr)New CastleDE500 meters E of Summit Bridge on S bank in deep cutKEnglishtown?DE001639.5402,-75.7311,,AKm72|*$DE0027,DE0030,DE0035,DE0037,DE0057
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(SummitBr)New CastleDEN Bank,1000 meters E of Summit Bridge in Englishtown FormationKEnglishtown?DE003539.5429,-75.7316,,AKm73|*$DE0016,DE0027,DE0030,DE0037,DE0057
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(SummitBr)New CastleDES Bank,300 meters E of Summit Bridge in Merchantville FormationKMerchantville?DE003739.5427,-75.7337,,AKm73|*$DE0012,DE0016,DE0027,DE0030,DE0035,DE0048,DE0057
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(SummitBr)New CastleDEnear Summit BridgeKMerchantvillevertebrates-reptilia-pterosauria-PteranodonDE004839.5414,-75.7383,,AKm73|*$DE0012,DE0027,DE0037
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal(SummitBr-E2)New CastleDEfrom 1.2 to 3 km E of Summit Bridge on N bank in spoils from deep cutKEnglishtown,Marshalltown?DE003639.5442,-75.7204,,AKm73|*$DE0038,DE0058
Chesapeake and Delaware CanalReedyPtBr-E)New CastleDEalong Chesapeake and Delaware canal on E side of Reedy Point Bridge on N bank in small cleared areaKinvertebrates-mollusks-bivalvia-Exogyra,Pycnodonte;cephalopoda-belemnoidea-BelemnitellaDE004039.5607,-75.5792,,AKm72|*$DE0004,DE0015,DE0039,DE0046
Lums Pond State ParkNew CastleDEIt has been reported that some chondrichthyes-selachii(sharks)(teeth) can be found at the water's edge eroded from the Cretaceous-Marshalltown Formation on the North side of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal near Lums Pond State ParkKMarshalltownvertebrates-fish-chondrichthyes-selachii(sharks)(teeth)DE0041I attempted to check out this area once. No fossils. Lots of nasty ankle deep,sticky,clay-DJK39.5478,-75.7053,,AKm73|*$DE0018,DE0031
MiddletownNew CastleDES at state sand and gravel pit on DE896 (DE896=DE71?) Lat Lon is what appears to be a sand pit on DE71 opposite and 200m SE of the Middletown Nature Area. Just a guessPEplantsDE0069http://www.dgs.udel.edu/Geology/Paleontology/fossilsites.aspx39.4356,-75.7108,,AKm72|ATLANTIC*$DE0043
Middletown(DE896)New CastleDES on DE896 At state sand and gravel pitPEplants(impressions)DE004339.4494,-75.7167,,AKm73?|$*DE0069
Odessa(area)New CastleDEIn area exposures around Odessa and Galena. Galena is in MD(?) about 20km W of Odessa, DE. Lat lon of Odessa Usedplants(petrified wood)DE004439.4572,-75.6617,,AJm23?|$*
Reedy PointNew CastleDEFossils in spoil dumps on N side of C+D Canal, E of Reedy Point BridgeKuNavesinkinvertebrates-mollusks-bivalvia-Exogyra,Pycnodonte;cephalopoda-belemnoidea;;vertebrates-fish(teeth),reptilia(teeth,vertebra)DE0070101 American Fossil Sites-Dickas39.5617,-75.5775,,AKm72|,
Reedy PtNew CastleDESpoil piles on N side of C+D CanalKuMount Laurelinvertebrates-brachiopoda-Cleiothyridina,Terebratulida;cnidaria-Micrabacia;echinodermata-echinoida-Boletechinus;;;mollusks-bivalvia-Glycymeris,Pecten,pteriidae,(others);gastropodaDE0072http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/collections-database/arthropods/brachiopods/39.5595,-75.5741,,AKm72|,
Wilmington(MuseumNaturalHistory)New CastleDEDelaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807. 302-658-9111. Science museum with some fossils including several dinosaur skelatons and an Archaeopteryx specimen. As of March 2021, website says the museum is closed until 2022.DE0071https://www.delmnh.org/39.7982,-75.6097,,AKm72|,
Cape Henlopen(Area)SussexDEalong beach from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island. This is about 20km of seacoast.PEinvertebrates,plants(petrified wood)DE004938.6212,-75.0723,,AIk23?|$*
Dagsboro(PepperCkBr)SussexDES On DE113 at Pepper Creek BridgePEinvertebrates(marine)DE0050http://www.dgs.udel.edu/Geology/Paleontology/fossilsites.aspx38.5492,-75.2461,,AKm73?|$*DE0051
Dagsboro(PepperCkBr)SussexDEin Omar Formation at MD113 crossing of Pepper CreekPEinvertebrates(marine)DE0051Dagsboro is in Delaware,near the MD line. Site is in MD?38.5492,-75.2461,,AKm73?|*$DE0050
Lewes and Rehoboth CanalSussexDEIn excavations along Lewes and Rehoboth CanalPL-Hinvertebrates-mollusks?(shells)DE0052Ransom,'Fossils in America'38.7746,-75.1393,,AKm73|$*
Ocean View(AssaqwomanCanal)SussexDEalong Assawoman canalPE-Hinvertebrates-mollusks?(shells)DE0053Ransom,'Fossils in America'38.5468,-75.0837,,AKm73|$*
Seaford(NanticokeRiv)SussexDEE at top of clay outcrops along Nanticoke RiverPL?invertebrates-mollusks?(shells)DE0066An American Geological Railway Guide P33038.6412,-75.6110,,AKm73|$*
Sussex CountySussexDEIn well boringsTinvertebrates(marine)DE0054Ransom,'Fossils in America'38.7000,-75.4167,,AIi14?|$*

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