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In the Atkins quarry in Jeffersonville, limestone from the upper Silurian and lower and middle Devonian periods are exposed. Mainly the Waldron shale is very fossiliferous, but also the Jefferson limestone is worthwhile.
The quarry sometimes is accessible during organized trips by local geological societies. In the area of Louisville the same deposits are exposed at several sites.
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Jeffersonville is located in the south of Indianastate, north of Louisville. The quarry is located north of the town.Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this locality.
Corals, brachiopods, crinoids, bryozoans, gastropods, trilobites, orthocones. In the Devonian Jefferson limestone fossil wood (Callixylon) can be found. Several species of minerals can be found here as well.
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Society: KYANA Geological Society: Louisville Nature Center
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