What kind of rock is best when you go fossil hunting?
The best type of rock to find fossils in is sedimentary rock this is laid down over time and will contain dead animal's, fish and crustaceans. Specific types are trilobites and brachiopods.
Fossils can often be found in coal.
A geologist is studying layers of rock He finds a fossil with an imprint of a shelled animal According to the law of faunal and floral succession what kind of fossil would he most likely find next?
Originally... fossils form as pressure compresses soil materials and forms rock. Rock is larger than the fossil it contains. However, the rock can later fracture or split; the fossil inside the rock can also be broken. But the fossil is still contained in the rock, so rock is still larger until the fossil is mechanically separated from the rock. However, if small, the indentation of fossil can become only an etching in the rock.
How does knowing the age of the rock in which the fossil was found help scientists determine the age of the fossil?
If in the Grand Canyon walls if a fossil imprint of a leaf is lower than a shell fossil does that mean that the leaf fossil is older than the shell fossil?
Risks would include all types of injury (sprains, eye damage from rock chipping, blunt force trauma, injury from falling rock, snake or animal bites or attacks, lacerations, etc.), heat stroke, exhaustion, suffocation from landslides, dehydration and other afflictions. There could also be misdemeanor or felony charges and fines filed or levied against you for trespass or theft of objects from protected lands. Be safe and take precautions before embarking on a fossil hunting adventure.
it would be fossil because when u look at it. it would look like a fossil because the way it look, fill, or even the sound it make when it hit the ground and u can tell by that because if it would make a low pich sound it would bhe a fossil and if it is a high pich sound it would be anothere kind of rock