The Funeral Range Fossil Locality, California

Lower Mississippian Tin Mountain Limestone

The light-colored material is a localized Waulsortian Mound in the lower Mississippian Tin Mountain Limestone, Funeral Mountains, Inyo County, California--a specific variety of carbonate mudmound, characterized by abundant crinoid debris and lattice-style bryozoans, that is restricted worldwide to strata of earliest Mississippian geologic age. The locality lies on BLM (Bureau of Land Management)-administered land is therefore open to hobby collecting of reasonable amounts of common invertebrate fossils. Photograph courtesy James St. John.

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