The VANPS continues to include us in their meetings (thank you, Perry Poon).
Paid members will have received an email with details on attending virtually. VicPS is working on securing access to a video platform to enable us to return to regular presentations.
When: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Where: Please see email to registered members for location details.
We are revisiting the second site from the September field trip to investigate further. It consists of a few pits, appeared to be created by blasting. In September the hard matrix revealed brachiopods and what appear to be trigonids.
Site suitable for families.
Travel: Meet at Helmcken Park & Ride at 9 am to arrange carpooling.
Equipment: The rock is TOUGH, with fossils in bedrock, not concretions. Bring your big hammers, chisel, safety glasses and gloves. Big boulders can be slippery; hiking boots recommended. Bring drinking water and bag lunch. Dress for rain, wind or sunshine (windbreaker, hat, sunscreen).
Exposure: Upper Cretaceous (90MY before present), Nanaimo Group, Upper Comox to Lower Haslam Formations. This small exposure of Nanaimo Group sediment is gritty sandstone/mudstone similar to Stephenson Point and thought to be Upper Comox to Lower Haslam in age, although no definitive reference could be sourced.