The Hamilton Quarry Fossil Assemblage
The Hamilton Quarry Assemblage is a fascinating display.
An entire ecosystem was preserved in these 320 million year old Pennsylvanian
rocks. Included in the assemblage are plants, insects, myriapods, water
scorpions, fish, amphibians and other fossils. The site was brought to
the attention of scientists by Walter Lockard, an amateur collector. Specimens
from this site located only about 30 miles from Emporia are on display
in museums worldwide. The top image displayed on this page is of a myriapod,
an ancestor of the modern millipede. The lower image is of a slab of rock
split on one of its bedding planes, revealing mirror images of a fish fossil.
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