Common Fossils that can be found at the C and D canal in Delaware

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Fossils Found in the Mount Laurel Formation at the spoil piles of the C&D Canal

Fossils here include Belemnites, Bivalves, and Pelecypods


Belemnites

Belemnitella americana

This fossil location is mainly a place to find Belemnite fossils. If you get here after a recent dredging, you can find Belemnites by the fistfull
belemnite fossils

Only fragments were found, as one can see, they range in all sizes.
In the picture, I put some fragments together to try and give a general idea of their shape.
Formation:
  • Mount Laurel Formation
    Age:
  • Late Cretaceous, ~85 - 65 m.y.
    Location:
  • Spoil piles from the C&D Canal in DE
    Size:
  • various sizes
  • These are fragments split in half to show the internal structure

    Pelecypods

    Exogyra costata
    (Pelecypod)
    Pelecypods, such as these, are also abundant.
    exogyra pelecypod fossil
    These can get somewhat larger than the one pictured here.
    Formation:
  • Mount Laurel Formation
    Age:
  • Late Cretaceous, ~85 - 65 m.y.
    Location:
  • Spoil piles from the C&D Canal in DE
    Size:
  • ~3" (75mm)

  • Pyncnodonte mutabilis
    (Pelecypod)
    Pelecypods, such as these, are also abundant.
    These guys come in weird shapes.
    Formation:
  • Mount Laurel Formation
    Age:
  • Late Cretaceous, ~85 - 65 m.y.
    Location:
  • Spoil piles from the C&D Canal in DE
    Size:
  • ~3" (75mm)




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