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Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park


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Location - The state park can be reached by going South on US 95 to Hawthorne and Mina then turning left on 844 to Gabbs. This route is paved all the way. You can also access the Park by going East on US 50 to Austin then turning right on Rt 21. This route is good gravel.

The park was established in 1957 and protects North America's largest concentration of Ichthyosaur fossils. The mining town of Berlin and the Diana Mine are also included in this park. Tours of the townsite, the fossil shelter, and the mine can be arranged,

Check these sites for more information

http://parks.nv.gov/bi.htm

The Nevada State Park website

http://home.pacbell.net/lcobb/ichsaur.htm

Ham Radio trips – great info and pictures

http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/dox/nl/nl21a.htm

Nevada Bureau of Mines – 1993 – new exhibit

http://www.herronweb.com/cgnes/frames/counties/nv/nye/berlinichthyosaur.html

Information on the campground at the State Park

http://www.outsight.com/sampler02a.html

Pictures of the park



Pictures on this page and in photo gallery contributed by SNU member, Don Damoth October 2004



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