Gold Point Fossil Site

Esmeralda County, Nevada

The jeep at bottom center of image is parked at the base of a fossiliferous hill, which is composed of shales, quartzites and limestones of the Lower Cambrian Harkless Formation. Abundant trilobites--mostly disarticulated remains--can be found in several thin interbeds of dark-gray limestones that outcrop from near the base of the hill to roughly one-half the way up the moderately inclined slope.

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