Name: Mazon Creek.
Location: Illinois.
Age: Pennsylvanian, Carboniferous.
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Mazon Creek

Mazon Creek is found in the Northeast of Illinois in the United States. The Mazon Creek location is a fossil lagerstatte, deposited in a deltaic estuarine environment 300 million years ago, during the Middle Pennsylvanian of the Carboniferous period.


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Section author: Adele Dodgson

This section is part of a Fossil Lagerstätten web site which has been built up as a result of the efforts of the 2002-3 MSc Palaeobiology class in the Department of Earth Sciences at University of Bristol, as part of a course in Scientific Communication.

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