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  VA Felgates Creek
  USA

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10-2015
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Location description

At Felgates Creek, York county, Virginia, the Pliocene deposits of the Yorktown formation are exposed. These deposits are rich in fossils, including scallops, oysters, gastropods and clams. The fossils are exposed on the beach, best at low tide.


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Directions

From Williamsburg, Virginia, take the Colonial National Historic Parkway east, crossing under Interstate 64, then pass over Route 641. There is a parking lot after you cross over Felgates Creek, park here. One can find fossils by walking back over the bridge and go along the shoreline to the fossils on the beach. Approximate coordinates are 37 16' 30" N and 76 35' 11" W.

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Finds

Scallops, oysters, gastropods, clams and lots of chesapectens. Shark teeth and vertebrae are also here, but are rarer.

The fossils are Pliocene in age. 

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Go to the VA Felgates Creek Species List to identify your own finds!

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