Collection Data

Page Contents: Section | Significance | Background | Location & Dates | Taxonomic Contents | Documentation | Description of Collection | Collection Inventory | Collection Assets | Level of Taxonomic Identification | Collection Processing | Data Entry | Specimen Integration

Southern California Edison 2009

Section Responsible for Processing (Top)

Invertebrate Paleontology

Significance (Top)

This collection of invertebrate fossils was made by Cogstone Resource Management, Inc. during construction of the Southern California Edison Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project, Segment 1.

Background (Top)

Southern California Edison and Cogstone Resource Management, Inc., supported the collection of the specimens and their curation in the Department of Invertebrate Paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Collection Location and Dates (Top)

The collecting area encompasses outcrops of the Castaic Formation in adjoining parts of the Newhall 7.5' and Mint Canyon 7.5' topographic maps, Los Angeles County, California. The specimens were collected by Cogstone Resource Management, Inc. in 2009 and identified by Lindsey Groves. Nine localities yielded 41 identified lots of invertebrate fossils: LACMIP localities 17899-17907. The coordinates of the centrally positioned locality are: 34.468°N 118.498°W.

Taxonomic Contents (Top)

Mostly mollusks, some echinoderms.

Documentation (Top)

NHMLAC Accession F.A.2205.2010-25. The specimens are currently housed in the main Invertebrate Paleontology collections at the South Grand facility.

Description of Collection (Top)

The collection is identified to species, genus, or family level. The entire collection is stored in the Miocene section of the Invertebrate Paleontology main collections at the South Grand facility.

Collection Inventory (Top)

One Lane-style drawer of material containing 41 lots of identified and cataloged specimens invertebrate fossils.

Collection Assets (Top)

No collection assets available.

Level of Taxonomic Identification (Top)

No information available.

Collection Processing (Top)

No information available.

Data Entry (Top)

No information available.

Specimen Integration (Top)

No information available.