The rocks of Iowa contain a great abundance and variety of fossils. Megafossils, those fossils of sufficient size to be seen with the unaided eye, are abundant in many Iowa quarries and roadcuts and are therefore common in most fossil collections of Iowa teachers and students. Unknown to many, however, is the fact that the abundance and diversity of fossils in the microscopic range is equally great. This article describes techniques by which microfossils can be recovered from sedimentary rocks, illustrates and describes some common microfossils and suggest some localities for collecting samples of microfossils.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1976 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Anderson, Wayne I.
"How to Recover Microfossils from Common Iowa Rocks,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 13
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol13/iss2/8