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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pinnacle, John Day Fossil Beds

John Day Fossil Beds, Central Oregon ~ July 20, 2007
An earlier post with different formations.

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6 comments:

Francisca said...

What interesting topography... Are they demolishing that peaked hill?

tapirgal said...

I'm sure they're not demolishing the hill. There are a lot of naturally-weathered features out there. I'm not sure where the main digging takes place, or if they mostly wait until fossils are exposed. The area is gigantic, and I believe they actually have two or three visitors' centers. There is a supervised area where the public can dig for smaller fossils. We didn't even begin to see the whole area. In a sec I will link to another part of the area with a beautifully weathered hill with red stripes. Last night I forgot to make the link.

JM said...

Now that's a peak! Wonderful landscape.

Lee Spangler said...

just looking at the picture gives me chills. I can't wait to go out there again. Let's dig for fossils!

Elettra said...

very particular landscape

Jacob said...

Fascinating...so what kind of fossils does one find there? And since when do fossils need beds? ;-)

We just arrived home after driving almost 4000 miles to Colorado and back...I'm trying to play catch-up but it's probably impossible.

Nice to hear from you again! Hope all is well!