Sign in Shell
|• Total||1.14 sq mi (2.96 km2)|
|• Land||1.14 sq mi (2.96 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||4,219 ft (1,286 m)|
|• Density||73/sq mi (28/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
The community is named for the abundance of fossil shells located in the area. Nearby exposed formations such as the Cloverly Formation and the Morrison Formation have yielded numerous fossils of dinosaurs and other animals. Located to the west of the town is the Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite, a rare collection of dinosaur tracks from the Jurassic.
Shell is home to the Iowa State University geology field station.
- "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2012.
- "2010 Wyoming Place Names". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2012.[dead link]
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