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Carboniferous Rocks in North America Today

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Carboniferous rocks in North America include large coal deposits from Pennsylvania to Kentucky. Most of these rocks are below the surface, and Carboniferous rocks can be found below the surface in many other states. The largest exposures are in the east-central states from Texas to Iowa and Illinois. Carboniferous fossils have been found in northeastern Mexico, and good exposures of fossiliferous Carboniferous rocks occur in several provinces of Canada.

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