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  IL Mazon Creek

january 2010
Last Modified:
december 2013

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Location description

Along the Mazon Creek an in the surrounding area concretions have been found which contain fossils with fossilized soft parts. This is unique and present us with a good image of the biodiversity in the Carboniferous period.

The various sites form a gradient from salt water to fresh water fauna's.

In the area large scale stripmining was used to extract the coal.

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The Mazon Creek is located in the northeast of the state of Illinois.

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Various fossils from a wide range of taxonomic groups.

There are 5 photographs of fossils from this location in our Fossil ID System.
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