the famous Pennsylvanian age Mazon Creek fossil lagerstatte.
This day trip will stop first at the Mazon Creek River
at Benson Farm to see the original site at which fossils
were collected. From here the trip will continue to
the Will County Coal Company Site (close to the Peabody
Coal Company Pit 1 site) where there will be an opportunity
to spend several hours collecting plant-bearing nodules
from the Francis Creek Shale. Support
requirements: Field Gear: Geological hammers are essential
as are safety glasses, also bring gloves and boots
(Wellington boots are best), bags should also be bought
to carry drinking water/packed lunch and any fossiliferous
nodules. Moderate walking may be required dependent
on the stream section and access conditions.
is sponsored in part by the Paleobotanical Section of
the Botanical Society of America.
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