FarWest Geoscience Foundation

Paleobotanical Field Trip To Sailor Flat, California

After reconnoitering, members of the FarWest Geoscience foundation head over to hear group leader geologist David Lawler (distance, facing camera at roughly dead-center of image) provide instruction on just how to go about collecting fossil leaves at the Sailor Flat hydraulic gold mine. All significant fossil specimens went to the archival paleobotanical collections at the University California Museum of Paleontology.

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