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State Secret Saturday: NC’s State Fossil

2013 is drawing to a close, but there’s still time for some great fossils. I’m visiting my family in North Carolina for the holidays, and I recently learned that North Carolina has a new state fossil as of this year*! The new North Carolina state fossil is a megalodon shark tooth, which can apparently be […]

State Secret Saturday: New York State Fossil

Eurypterus remipes Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons No, not that kind of state secret. Wikileaks is interesting, but what I find fascinating are the insane numbers of state symbols out there that have to do with geology. There are a plethora of official state fossils, rocks, stones, minerals, gemstones, semi-precious gemstones, dinosaurs, shells, and soils all […]