fossil hunting in montana

Its identifying markers are coal seams that are part of the Lewistown-Great Falls coal fields, which provided early 20th century coal to the area before becoming less economically feasible. A geological marker for the inland sea is located on highway 200 near Mosby. The site is located 7,700 feet above sea level in the Pioneer Mountains of the upper Big Hole Valley southwest of Butte, Montana in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. Their fossils were discovered on a Montana hillside and remain entombed within the sediment where they were found. Below are three places where the public is allowed to come and take part in digs. // ]]> -->, ,