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Unusual rock find
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Rich    Posted 02-01-2004 at 12:05:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I was out in the field this fall and was picking up some rocks and came across a rock that looks like sea shells had been embedded into it. This is located in west central Iowa. Can someone point me in the right direction to get more info on this geoligical find?
Thanks


marlowe    Posted 02-01-2004 at 16:57:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
well we in wisconsin can do one better then that.we have the most sharks teeth of any state in the US. da- water must have high at some time


Also...    Posted 02-01-2004 at 14:16:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Keep in mind that along with every ice sheet during each 'ice age' you also get deposits of rock and soil that are brought with the advancing ice...As it melts back North, whatever was in that ice is left behind much farther south than it's origin...

Salmoneye


Ron/PA    Posted 02-01-2004 at 12:55:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can't help you much in Iowa, but here on stony acres deep in poverty patch Pennsylvania, fossiles are embedded in nearly every square foot of our farm.
Later
Ron


Dirthog    Posted 02-01-2004 at 17:54:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Stoney Acre's, thats a good discription of my place in PA. Do alot of rock farming round here. We too have lotsa little seashell rocks.


CAH    Posted 02-01-2004 at 12:53:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Keep in mind many years ago Iowa was covered with water. We have found rocks with sea shells, very small shells, inbedded also. We are in SE Iowa.


Bob    Posted 02-01-2004 at 12:49:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Go to your favorite search engine, and type in "encrustation". That will get you stated.

A call to your nearest State University should get you someone who has knowledge about your area.


onlytony    Posted 02-02-2004 at 14:35:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
No suprises here, a few thousand years
ago Noah's flood covered the earth.


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