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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.Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this locality.
Various fossils from a wide range of taxonomic groups.
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