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USA, California, Los Angeles, La Brea tar pits
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2019, 12:57:56 PM »
La Brea tar pits
https://tarpits.org/

La Brea Tar Pits are a group of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed in urban Los Angeles. Natural asphalt (also called asphaltum (https://www.mindat.org/min-9424.html ! ;) , bitumen, pitch, or tar—brea in Spanish) has seeped up from the ground in this area for tens of thousands of years. The tar is often covered with dust, leaves, or water. Over many centuries, the tar preserved the bones of trapped animals. The George C. Page Museum is dedicated to researching the tar pits and displaying specimens from the animals that died there.

5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90036, USA

Also see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Brea_Tar_Pits
http://www.richard-seaman.com/USA/Cities/LosAngeles/Highlights/index.html#LaBreaMastodons