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  MA Plainville
  USA

Added:
august 2012
Last Modified:
august 2012

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Location description

In the Masslite quarry in Plainville. shales and sandstone from the Rhode Island formation from the Pennsylvanian, Carboniferous period are exposed. You can find various plant fossils and trace fossils here. Due to partly metamorphosis or the rocks the fossil plants became white, but are still well preserved. On sundays the quarry is not active, and collectors are looking for fossils here.

Plantfossils are found in the middle level of the quarry in the shales. The trace fossils occur in the brown sandstones in the upper part of the quarry.


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Directions

Plainville is located in the southeast of Massachusetts state. The quarry is located two kilometers north of Plainville. There are several more quarries in the area, but the collecting possibilities are unknown.

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Finds

Plantfossils, tracks of reptiles and amphibians. Prints of insects (i.e. dragonfly). In the quarry minerals can also be found.

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Other locations in the area

Museum: Harvard Museum of Natural History
Society: Rhode Island Mineral Hunters: Community College

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