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Penn Dixie Fossil Hunt

Searching for fossils at Penn Dixie

Penn Dixie - Searching for Fossils
Located in Erie County
Image courtesy of Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center


Type: Public.

Features: Important exposures & fossil areas; Representatvie fossils preserved in the Genundewa & North Evans Limestone,
Windom Shale, Tichenor Limestone,& Wanakah Shale.

Feture Type: Paleontological.

Reference: NYS Geological Association Field Trip Guidebook, NYS Geological Association Field Trip Guidebook,
71st Annual Meeting 1999; Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center:
Visit to a Classic Geological and Outdoor Education Center.
For online reference please visit - www.nysga.net/Guidebooks.html

Quadrangle: Buffalo SE.

Reason for Designation: Has a complete exposure of the Middle Devonian Windom Shale along with the underlying Tichenor Limestone,
which has an unexplained pop-up structure on-site and the Wanakah Shale. Overlying the Windom Shale is the North Evans Limestone.