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

Bryozoans and mollusks
Bryozoans and mollusks

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

Petrified wood
Petrified wood

Coal Creek, Oregon

Shark teeth
Shark teeth

Shark Tooth Ridge, New Mexico

Forams
Forams

Strait of Juan de Fuca, Neah Bay, Washington

Nummulites (forams)
Nummulites (forams)

Quarry in Paris area, France

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

Pryor Mountains, Montana

Crinoids
Crinoids

Little Barren River, Sulphur Well Historic District, KY

Fossil amber
Fossil amber

Juodkrante Beach, Curonian Spit, Lithuania

Devonian Marine Organisms
Devonian Marine Organisms

Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve, Rockford, Iowa

Ostracods
Ostracods

Pyramid Lake, Nevada

Pentacrinus Stems
Pentacrinus Stems

Graybull, Wyoming