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Table of ContentsLouisiana Fossil Page
- Fault-Line Scarps
- Pimple Mounds
- Driskill Mountain
- Geologic Map of Louisiana
- Information About Louisiana Geology
- Free Rock, Fossil Articles, and Geologic Maps
- Local Archaeology and Rockhound Groups
- Fantastic Geoarchaeology Page
- Geological, Paleontological, and Other WWW Sites
Fossils can be found within Louisiana. These fossils include Pleistocene vertebrate fossils, i.e. Mastodons and Mammoths, various Miocene vertebrates, and the Eocene fossil whale,Basilosaurus. Abundant invertebrate fossils can be found within the Pleistocene chert gravels, Pleistocene loesses, and outcropping Tertiary strata.
Louisiana GeologySpecial Topics in Louisiana Geology1. Fault-Line Scarps in Southwest, Louisiana
2. Pimple MoundsPimple Mound - A term used along the Gulf Coast of eastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana for one of hundreds of thousands of low, rudely circular or elliptical domes composed of loamy sand. Their basal diameter ranges from 3 m to more than 30 m and height ranges from 30 cm to more than 2 m. (definition modified from "Dictionary of Geological Terms" by R. L. Bates and J. J. Jackson. See also their definition for Mima Mound).
General Pimple Mound References
Geoarchaeology of Pimple Mounds References
3. Driskill Mountain, Louisiana's Highest PointThe highest point in Louisiana is Driskill Mountain in Bienville Parish.
Information About Louisiana GeologyFor information about the geology of Louisiana, a person can contact the Louisiana Geological Survey at:
Louisiana Geological Survey
Universitiy Station, Box G
Baton Rouge, LA 70893-4107
Free Rock and Fossil Articles and Geologic MapsAt the below links, free articles in the form of PDF files can be downloaded
from the Public Information Series web page1. Geology and Hurricane-Protection Strategies in the Greater New Orleans Area (2.6 MB)
2. 46-Million-Year-Old Marine Fossils from the Cane River Site, North-Central Louisiana (800 KB)
3. Louisiana Geofacts Brochure (1.6 MB)
4. Generalized Geologic Map of Louisiana (7.2 MB)
5. Earthquakes in Louisiana (284 KB)
6. Active Faults In East Baton Rouge Parish (340 KB)
7. Louisiana Petroleum Industry Facts (1.2 MB)
8. Lignite Resources in Louisiana (688 KB)
Louisiana geologic maps in the form of PDF files can be downloaded from
the geologic Maps web page
- The Dinosaurs in Science Fiction and Fantasy -- A compilation of science
fiction about dinosaurs.
- The Cetaceans in Science Fiction/Other Fiction -- Dolphins, Whales,
and other Cetaceans in science fiction. This is part of a compilation of
books and videos at the Whale Watching Web site.
Local Archaeology, Rockhound, and Geoscience Groups
Fantastic Geoarchaeology PageMy Excursions into the "Wild Side" of Archaeology
Geological, Paleontological and Other WWW Sites
- LSU Department of Geology and Geophysics.
- Brief Report for Gulf-margin normal faults, Louisiana and Arkansas (Class B) No. 1022.
- Gulf of Mexico coastal region - Areas of Quaternary deformation and faulting.
- Louisiana Earthquake Information.
- The Geological Society of America
- USGS bedform sedimentology site -- Programs and source code
for 3D sediment bedform simulation.
- The Chesapeake Bay Bolide -- Modern Consequences of an Ancient Cataclysm.
- Waikato Radiocarbon Dating Lab -- Excellent summary about radiocarbon dating.
- Dinosaurs at Jeff's JOURNAL OF DINOSAUR PALEONTOLOGY
- Fossil Collections of the World -- This site is exactly what it claims to be.
A must visit for any fossil collector.
- Illinois State Museum -- Tullimonstrum gregarium and other fossils.
- Petrified Wood From Western Washington by Ed Strauss.
- Radiolaria information (Beautiful siliceous microfossils) Tundra.
- Illinois State Museum 16,000 BP exhibit is a great exhibit on the
animals and environment of the last Ice Age.
- The University of Berkeley Museum of Paleontology -- A virtual
museum of exhibits on extinct animals, with paintings and skeletons.
- World of Amber -- All you want to know about amber
- Erick's ~FOSSIL SITES~ has an extensive listing of web pages concerning
paleontology. They are cross-indexed not only by type, but also by state.
- Louisiana Marine Mammal Stranding Network -- A network of
volunteers charged with collecting information on stranded
marine mammals within the state. They also assist live, stranded
marine mammals and attempt to rehabilitate them.
- The Marine Mammal Center -- Northern California's marine
mammal rescue, rehabilitation, and release resource.
- Bats are very important, but not very popular and much maligned
animals. The Bat Conservation International's educational web
site may change your mind about them.
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