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Re: islands in the Pacific-was Re: mammal mystery

Paul Willis wrote:
 In the context of the thread, if your mountain is a true
> granite, there is almost no chance at all of there being fossils because
> the granite body would have solidified at a depth within the earth of
> several miles. 

but aren't the Rockies an example of granite mountains that were formed
ABOVE ground during the Cretaceous?  And wouldn't a fissure-fill be
quite likely to hold Cretaceous fossils in the Rockies, since there is
every liklyhood that there was dinosaur fauna in the area?