paleontology
St. Clair fossil fern

A fossil fern from the classic fossil collecting location of St. Clair, Pennsylvania. Over the years countless fossil plants have been uncovered by fossil hunters in the coal mine spoil piles of St. Clair. I believe the location is now closed. This specimen is about 4 inches long.

Location: St. Clair, Pennsylvania

Collector: S. Stepanski

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3 Responses to “St. Clair Fossil Fern”

  1. Karenne Snow says:

    St Clair is still open for collecting – it is not posted. There are at least 3 entities who own parts of the collecting site. People may collect as long as they use no heavy machinery.

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  2. Scott says:

    That is great to hear! I thought it was closed.

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  3. Guy says:

    These Fern pics look great , and I tried to find the area in St Clair by way of Rt 61-
    w. Hancock by all the directions I seen. But no luck every thing is posted and all the area
    I was able to walk showed no fossils. The pictures show people actually walking over
    broken pieces of fossils. Can somebody please give me exact directions to get to the
    site where the fossils are so plentiful. If someone who has been there before is planning
    on going there soon, maybe could meet me somewhere on 61 in St clair and show me
    where the site is. I really hate to drive an hr and half just to return empty handed again.

    Guy

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