Fossils in Sand

   Fossil remains of organisms may be found in sands. Marine fossils are occasionally found in sands found far removed from current ocean shorelines. They are clues that the region was once covered by an ocean. Specific fossils illustrate the biodiversity of the area in past geologic time.

Bryozoans and more
Bryozoans and more

Cemex Quarry, Clinchfield, Georgia

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Bryozoans and mollusks
Bryozoans and mollusks

Savigné-sur-Lathan, Indre-et-Loire, France

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Petrified wood
Petrified wood

Coal Creek, Oregon

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Shark teeth
Shark teeth

Shark Tooth Ridge, New Mexico

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Forams
Forams

Strait of Juan de Fuca, Neah Bay, Washington

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Nummulites (forams)
Nummulites (forams)

Quarry in Paris area, France

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Belemnites  (Squid-like)
Belemnites (Squid-like)

Pryor Mountains, Montana

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Crinoids
Crinoids

Little Barren River, Sulphur Well Historic District, KY

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Fossil amber
Fossil amber

Juodkrante Beach, Curonian Spit, Lithuania

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Devonian Marine Organisms
Devonian Marine Organisms

Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve, Rockford, Iowa

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Ostracods
Ostracods

Pyramid Lake, Nevada

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Pentacrinus Stems
Pentacrinus Stems

Graybull, Wyoming

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