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

Fossil Reef

 
 
Fossil Reef Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Paleontology.
 
Location. 33° 35.298′ N, 117° 42.337′ W. Marker is in Laguna Hills, California, in Orange County. Marker is on Via Lomas, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25836 Via Lomas, Laguna Hills CA 92653, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Juan Avila Adobe (approx. 1.4 miles away); Plaza de La Paz (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mixocetus Baleen Whale
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(approx. 1˝ miles away); Aliso Creek Adobes (approx. 1˝ miles away); Mormon Battalion Marker (approx. 1˝ miles away); Sycamore Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); Charlotte and Louise Moulton (approx. 1.8 miles away); Nellie Gail and Charlotte Moulton (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laguna Hills.
 
Fossil Reef Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, July 7, 2008
2. Fossil Reef Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. This page has been viewed 1,163 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on March 13, 2017, by Jeanette Allan of Laguna Hills, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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