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  MS W.M. Browning Cretaceous Fossil Park
  USA

Added:
january 2014
Last Modified:
may 2018

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Location description

In the Twenty Mile Creek at Franktown various types of fossils can be found in the riverbed. The fossils are from the Demopolis Formation of the Cretaceous period. In the riverbed large sandstone Concretions occur from the so-called Coffe Sands, which are below the Demopolis Formation

The fossils can be found in the riverbed. The best fossils are found northward. You are allowed to take home the fossils found in the Cretaceous Fossil Park.

Recently, also Pleistocene mammal fragments have been found in the creek.


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Directions

Twenty Mile Creek is located in the northeast of the state of Mississippi, north of TupeloThe Browning Cretaceous Fossil Park at Twenty Mile Creek is located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Highway 45 where it crosses County Road 7450.  Entrance is mark by a granite monument.

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Finds

In descending order of frequency: 

Bivalvesmollusca steinkerns, shark teethray teethfish remains, petrified wood, bone material, scutes or teeth of turtles, mosasaurs, crocodiles and  dinosaurs.  Rarely, fragments of  ammonitesspongesbrachiopodsbryozoans also occur
 

Literature recommended by members

  • Earl M. Manning and David T. Dockery III, 1992: A GUIDE TO THE FRANKSTOWN VERTEBRATE FOSSIL LOCALITY (UPPER CRETACEOUS), PRENTISS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
    https://www.mdeq.ms.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Circular-4.pdf
    Added by dfleury

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