Also known as USGS locality 337, USGS locality 338, USGS locality 8787
Where: Grand County, Colorado (40.1° N, 106.1° W: paleocoordinates 45.9° N, 85.9° W)
• coordinate based on political unit
When: Middle Park Formation, Paleocene (66.0 - 56.0 Ma)
• 'The outcrop is on the southern face of the mountain 25 feet above a conglomerate, which forms a prominent bench at about 1000 feet above the base of the mountain.' From USGS unpublished log book.
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: fluvial; sandy conglomerate and shale
Reposited in the USNM
Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,
• Specimens were collected by geologist L. Cannon, in the summer of Summer 1889.
Primary reference: R. W. Brown. 1962. Paleocene flora of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 375:1-119 [P. Wilf/J. Sessa/M. Uhen]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 40061: authorized by Peter Wilf, entered by Jocelyn Sessa on 16.06.2004
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