January 12, 2002 - Cambrian Fossils, Cherokee Co, AL

We collected in Cherokee County, Alabama, in the pebbles and shaley outcrops around a lake, which was low for the winter, exposing a wide shoreline. An outcrop of the Middle Cambrian Conasauga Shale of the Coosa Valley is at this site, and numerous trilobites were found. A number of members went scouting for new sites in the area. The best find of the trip was a complete trilobite impression on a hard nodule.

(Photo courtesy Vicki Lais)

Trilobite found by Vicki.