Emerald Creek Locality
 Miocene of Idaho
This photograph is taken at the Emerald Creek locality, a compression-impression locality that occurs in the Miocene lake beds of northern Idaho. Fossils at this site are similar to the ones that occur at the well known Clarkia locality. In this photograph, Bill Rember is excavating fossil plants from this locality by systematically clearing off layers of shale and looking at the plants that occur there. Because the outcrops are large and flat-lying, it has been possible to study fossils from this locality quantitatively and to interpret something of the successional changes that occurred.
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Citations 
Smiley, CJ and WC Rember. 1979.  Guidebook and road log to the St. Maries River (Clarkia) fossil area of
     northern Idaho. Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology, Idaho Department of Lands, Moscow Idaho 83843.
     Information Circular 33, September 1979. 
Smiley, CJ, and WC Rember. 1981.  Paleoecology of the Miocene Clarkia Lake (Northern Idaho) and its
     environs. 551
Smiley, CJ, and WC Rember.1985.  Composition of the Miocene Clarkia flora.  Pacific Division AAAS,
     95-101.