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Laguna Beach in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Fossil Reef

 
 
Fossil Reef Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 7, 2008
1. Fossil Reef Marker
Inscription. Before you are the white limestone remains of an 18,000,000 year old tropical shell reef. Formed in a shallow bay. It contains fossils of scallops, clams, and tube worms. Mudstones of the same age, found nearby, held fossil whales and shark teeth. Later, as the Santa Ana Mountains rose, the rigid limestone buckled and broke along small faults. We can now see evidence that tropical seas once covered the spot where you stand.
 
Erected 1982 by Orange County Board of Supervisors and Orange County Historical Commission. Donated by AFCOM Development. (Marker Number 28.)
 
Location. 33° 35.298′ N, 117° 42.337′ W. Marker is in Laguna Beach, California, in Orange County. Marker is on Via Lomas, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25836 Via Lomas, Laguna Beach CA 92651, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Aliso Creek Adobes (approx. 1.5 miles away); Mormon Battalion Marker (approx. 1.5 miles away); Whale Fossil (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fossil (approx. 2.1 miles away); Sergeant Matt Davis Park
Fossil Reef Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 7, 2008
2. Fossil Reef Marker
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Heritage Hill Historic Park (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Heritage Hill Historic Park (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Serrano Adobe (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Paleontology
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 709 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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