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Other Fossil Localities in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

     Fossiliferous rocks elsewhere in the park are Jonesboro Limestone exposed in the Tuckaleechee Cove tectonic window, Jonesboro Limestone about 50 feet beneath colluvium in Crib Gap east of Cades Cove, limestone of the Wilhite Formation along the Foothills Parkway west of Chilhowee (Unrug and Unrug, 1990), and Cambrian rocks of the Chilhowee Group along the Foothills Parkway.  Rocks of the Chilhowee Group include 1) Nebo and Hesse Quartzites that have Skolithus, a trace fossil interpreted to be worm burrows, 2) Murray Shale that has brachiopods, trilobites, and ostracodes, and 3) Helenmode Formation that has brachiopods (Neuman and Nelson, 1965).

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