Coral Reef Canyon, Nevada

Note the fossil enthusiast amidst the limestone-predominant terrain in Coral Reef Canyon, at lower center. Here, the lower (oldest) "member one" of the late Triassic Luning Formation reaches its full fossiliferous development. The hiking is often difficult over such rugged and wild topography, but the rewards of many nicely preserved invertebrate remains some 215 million years old are well worth the effort.

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