Stonerose Eocene Fossil Site

November 04, 2020


Photographer: Beth Anderson
Summary Author: Beth Anderson

Seen above is the Stonerose Interpretive Center & Eocene Fossil Site in  Republic, Washington. Here families can check for fossils in the shale that remains from the layers of volcanic ash built up at the bottom of an ancient Eocene lake. As the layers built up many ancient flora and fauna were stuck in the mud. Stonerose fossils tell the story of the geologic and biologic past of the Okanogan Highlands, and the area shows an unusual habitat for which there are no other fossil records of the era. Today, the public can visit the site, rent tools, and take a short walk to the site to see these ancient records for themselves. Photo taken June 19, 2019.

Photo Details: Google Pixel 2, 12.2 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4┬Ám, dual pixel PDAF, Laser AF, OIS