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What is Fossil Coral?

What is Fossil Coral?

Fossil Coral

Below is a transcription of the above sign describing found at the Valley of Fire Visitor Center.

Fossils are remains of ancient plants and animals that are preserved in sedimentary rocks.

They reveal what life and the earth’ environment was like when the rocks were formed.

The Muddy Mountains contain extensive beds of fossils.

The exhibit wall behind this table shows how the ancient creatures looked in their native habitat.

Please do not remove any fossils you may discover.

Help us preserve the natural treasures of the Valley of Fire.

Category: Sedimentary

Time Period: Paleolithic Era

Composition: Animal skeletons (external)

Location: Muddy Mountains

Fossil Coral