U.S. Department of the Interior- -U.S. Geological Survey

USGS Southeastern Coastal Plain Project
Research and Outreach at Clark Middle School

More photographs from the Clark Middle School Science Fair, Orangeburg, South Carolina

Sediment cores
Students in the distance start their tour through about 1,100 feet of sediment cores representing 85 million years of earth history,

Start of tour
Students and faculty start their tour with sediments that are "only" a few million years old.

Core samples
The tour continues past the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary and heads for the bottom of the recovered geologic section.

Fossil samples
Students examine specimens at the fossil display

Fossil samples
Interested bystanders watch the USGS drillers in action.

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