Oakes Quarry Park
Fairborn, Ohio


This is a quarry that has been converted to a park in Fairborn, Ohio. The quarry exposes the Brassfield Formation of the Silurian Period. It's located between Dayton and Xenia.

The park is open to the public and has excellent signs giving you a self-guided tour of the features of the quarry.


You can keep the fossils you find only if you collect them from the pile designated with a sign.


There are lots of signs in the quarry, and provide information on the fossils you see along the way. The park includes foot trails and horseback trails that cross ancient limestone fossil beds.


There is ample parking for groups and busses.Parking located on State Route 235 just east of I-675.


The Dry Dredgers had a field trip there in October of 2009 and we all had a good time learned some things about Silurian fossils and found some great fossil specimens. Have a look at our photos of the park and the fossils we found.

Here is a map to the site using Google Maps:

Fore more information on Oakes Quarry Park, see the official web page of the Beaver Creek Wetlands Association at http://www.beavercreekwetlands.org/maplocations-oakes.html.

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