Buffalo Canyon Formation Fossil Locality, Nevada

Looking essentially due east to the west-facing slope of one of the primary fossil plant-bearing sites in the Buffalo Canyon district. Relatively common, excellently preserved fossil leaf and winged seed impressions occur from about one-half to three-quarters the way up the moderate slope. Note the relatively flat-lying diatomaceous shales and mudstones of the Middle Miocene Buffalo Canyon Formation, which yields some 54 species of plants.

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