Figure 8. Shale of the Trout Valley Formation in Trout Brook. This is a black shale that was deposited in shallow water but near land. It is loaded with fossilized pieces of the Devonian plant, our State fossil. Trout Valley is among the few localities in the world where this primitive plant fossil is found. Please note that it is illegal to remove any fossils (or any other rocks) from Baxter State Park.
Last updated on October 6, 2005