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Silverado Canyon
A favorite place where we go to hunt for fossils—primarily gastropods from the Turonian age of the Cretaceous period. In the Silverado Canyon area of Orange County (just outside the rustic town of Silverado), where the river bends at the narrows, there is an exposure of Turonian aged shale and limestone. A great place to dig and prospect. (And very weird to think that about 14 million years ago, this mountainous area was under water—though the shells, ammonites and everything else old and aquatic bares it out.) (PHOTOS OF FOSSILS WILL FOLLOW SOON.)

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