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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Twenty Mile Creek is located in the northeast of the state of Mississippi, north of Tupelo. The 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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In descending order of frequency:
Bivalves, mollusca steinkerns, shark teeth, ray teeth, fish remains, petrified wood, bone material, scutes or teeth of turtles, mosasaurs, crocodiles and dinosaurs. Rarely, fragments of ammonites, sponges, brachiopods, bryozoans 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
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