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Southern Arizona Fossils
Saturday, 4 December 2010
More Paleozoic Fossils from the Canelo Hills.....

We recently had the oportunity to make a couple of trips to the Canelo Hills where we photographed a typical assemblage of Early Permian fossils including some nice Straparollus Gastropods.

Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Karl Flessa from the U of A, we have obtained a wonderful report on the geology in the Canelo Hills. I've followed Dr Flessa's CEAM site for some time which, among other things, has monitored the impact on wildlife in the Colorado River delta from the diversion of Colorado River water. If you've not visited the site, here is a link. I've studied the Canelo Hills report in some detail now, and have some major backtracking do to on a couple of previous expeditions. 

Here at Southern Arizona Fossils, we're always looking for new ways to showcase Arizona's fossil wonders. We've added a new section titled Virtual Exploration. The current page was just an experiment, but we were happy enough with the results that we went ahead and put it on the site. The image and loupe may take a while to load, but once it does you should be able to drag the loupe around the image, and see a magnified view. In this case, we found a nice assemblage of Echinoid debris in the Early Permian Earp formation. If you have any issues with the page, let us know....

Happy Trails,


Posted by saffossils at 6:51 PM MST
Updated: Saturday, 4 December 2010 6:53 PM MST

Monday, 22 August 2011 - 2:16 AM MDT

Name: "Jamille"
Home Page: http://www.spothandbags.com

Very interesting information, thank you so much and greetings from Halifax!

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