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The Florissant Formation is located in the geographical center of Colorado, 36 miles west of Colorado Springs at an altitude of 8,500 feet. The Clare Quarry is located .25 miles south of Florissant on the Teller County Road One. This quarry contains abundant plant remains and remarkable insect fauna. Also fishes, and birds have been found at this location. Hundreds of species of known and unknown varieties of plants are commonly found. Some of the specific types include pine, cedar, hickory, sumac, willow and poplar. Insects include many different species of ants, spiders, and flies. Good Luck and Happy Hunting!