Re: Re: Re: Fossil hunting in Rhode Island?
No shells that are fossils anyway. The site should be visited at low tide. RI Rte 114 south to Cory's Lane in Portsmouth. At end of road is a railroad track and public right of way to water. Do not block tracks as they are a tourist train that will mess up your cars finish. At the water follow beach to North for 300 feet and dig in shale outcrops. Lots of plant fossils. Same location and numerous places to the south of the end of the road wherever shale outcrops. Look for ferns, reeds, calimites stems and terminations. Also small pods of quartz crystals in intruded quartz dikes and viens mixed with the shale, occasional pyrite cubes and goethite coatings, hard coal chunks everywhere.Remember no fossil shells but there are clams and mussels to eat if you dig in the mud!
From Don Mello - March 30, 2010 at 08:47:56