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  ID Clarkia

january 2014
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january 2014

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Location description

In Clarkia a small outcrop with fossils occurs in sediments from the Miocene, part of the Neogene period. The Clarkia deposits (also known as Fossil Bowl) were formed in a lake in a much warmer climate than today.

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Clarkia is located in the north of the state of Idaho, about 50 kilometers south of Kingston. The location is about 3 kilometers south of Clarkia right next to a motocross track.

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Various plant fossils (leaves of deciduous trees, fish and even flowers). More than 100 species of plants are known from this location.

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