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  CO Florissant Fossil Beds

march 2012
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Location description

In the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument sediments from the Eocene, part of the Paleogene period is exposed. In the volcanis ash layers various fossils have been found. There is a visitors centre.

At the entrance of the monument a private quarry is located. After payment you can look for fossils yourself. In the area are also some interesting roadcuts.

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About two hours driving to the south from Denver, Colorado.

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