Belle Plains Crinoids - Belle Plains, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog
N 37° 22.010 W 097° 19.350
14S E 648542 N 4136887
Quick Description: The limestone walls of this rest area are peppered with crinoid (and other) fossils - at the Belle Plains rest area on I-35 at Belle Plains, Kansas.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 8/23/2021 12:54:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM14TTC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
This part of what is present-day North America was once at the floor of a shallow sea, where crinoids were abundant. The limestone from which this building and display walls are constructed is composed almost entirely of crinoid fragments. The most common crinoid fossils are the individual button-like plates that are fragments of the stem of the crinoids, and you will find these throughout the yellow limestone here. Look carefully and you will find other fossils as well. There is ample parking just a few feet from the display walls.
What kinds of fossils are found here:
crinoid stems


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