Fascinating Fossil Finds
One day in 2003, Furniss Payton Barganier was building a
shed in Fort Deposit when he kicked a rock. By chance, he looked
down and saw that it looked different from other rocks. Upon
inspecting it closely, he discovered that there were shell imprints on one
side of it.
are iron ore rocks scattered all around on this property, in and out of
the ground, so it is a coincidence that Furniss even gave the rock a
second look. The discovery of this shell-imprinted rock bears some
evidence to the theories held by some geologists that this area had once
been covered by water and also that volcanic ash did indeed at some point
in time cover North America. (See: "Rocks and Soils" and "Artifacts
Found in Lowndes County").