Pinole Shores Shellmound
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Pinole Shores Shellmound


Pinole Shores Shellmound
Elevation 16 ft.

Dave turned us on to this mound. Keep up the good work Dave!

Perhaps this mound is best described as a “shell heap”. It’s spread all over the top of the spit.


We’ve identified Ostrea lurida (Olympia oyster), Mytilus californianus (California mussel), and Mytilus edulis (blue mussel) at this site.


Photographs by Bob Bardell.