Collecting Plant Fossils in Indiana (PA-05)
The best localities for hunting plant fossils are areas that recently have been stripped for cola and places where the piles of cast overburden can be searched before they are leveled. Most collectors look for somewhat flattened, egg-shaped concretions. These concretions are easily cracked open when struck with a hammer on the edge of the long axis. Many contain beautifully preserved plant fossils; some may contain insects of small crustaceans.
Our Hoosier State Beneath Us: Paleontology