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Re: Mesozoic fossils in Southern Minnesota?



Well, that is unfortunate...so are there decent Paleozoic sites...? For Mesozoic
exposures, am I looking at the Dakotas as the nearest area?

Jeff Bartlett wrote:

> this is so.  Much of the cretaceous was more or less deleted in
> minnesota's norsky glacial history.
>
> Cretaceous exposures are limited to reworked iron formation with rare
> crocodile stuff (i think) in the north, and some decent leaf fossils in
> the
> south/corn belt area.
>
> Jeff
>
>
>
> On Sun, 4 Mar 2001, Ray Stanford wrote:
>
> > Christopher Srnka asked:
> >
> > >Anyone know of any good spots in southern Minnesota for finding Mesozoic
> > fossils...?<
> >
> >     I have heard that relatively recent glaciation(s) destroyed most -- if
> > not all -- Mesozoic fossils in Minnesota.
> >
> >     Does anyone know for sure whether this is correct?
> >
> >     Ray Stanford
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
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