This is a Private Site: NOW CLOSED
Fisher Branch of Muddy Creek, VA
Potapaco Member, Lower Part of Bed B.
Fisher Lane Bone Bed.
THIS SITE IS NOW CLOSED: IT HAS BEEN DEVELOPED OVER
Getting ready to sift.
Now you can see why they call it Muddy Creek
View our fossils found at Muddy Creek
The Fisher/Sullivan Bone Bed
The Fisher/Sullivan site is a bed of uncontaminated Eocene deposits
which were laid down approximately 56 million years ago in eastern Stafford Co., VA.
This deposit and the other Eocene deposits in the area contain many Eocene vertebrates,
mostly marine in nature.
During the Eocene, the Atlantic Coastal Plain was underneath a shallow sea.
The Fisher/Sullivan site was approximately 9 miles from the paleocoast of
Virginia. Based on the fauna and flora at this site, the climate was
somewhat warmer and wetter than it is today.
Along the coast, tropical plants grew, such as mangrove palms and tropical
forms of evergreens. Animals such as small mammals, birds, sea snakes,
crocodiles, sea turtles, and bony fish were thriving. Of course sharks,
skates and rays, (Including
the giant Mackerel shark, Otodus) were abundant.
Shovel and Sifter with a 1/8" - 1/4" screen.
Waders(To avoid Mud, and Mosquitos.
Early Eocene Vertebrates and Plants from the Fisher/Sullivan Site
by R. Weems et al
Virginia Division of Mineral Resources