The Walcott Quarry of the Burgess Shale on a beautiful day

August 6th, 2009

FIELD, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA–We have a small group of seven people for this expedition organized by Matthew James of Sonoma State University in California. Everyone is from California except me (although I was invited through my California roots). Our guide to the Walcott Quarry didn’t show up yesterday morning, so we joined a much larger group from Chevron — an interesting and productive mix of industry professionals and academics. Here is a movie of our exploration in the quarry:

Our Burgess Shale group.  Clockwise starting with the guy in the orange shirt: Matthew James, Howard Adams, Rebecca Perlroth, Mark Wilson, Bob Rubin, Bob Davies, Kurt Burmeister.

Our Burgess Shale group. Clockwise starting with the guy in the orange shirt: Matthew James, Howard Adams, Rebecca Perlroth, Mark Wilson, Bob Rubin, Bob Davies, Kurt Burmeister.

9 Responses to “The Walcott Quarry of the Burgess Shale on a beautiful day”

  1. Steve Dornboson 09 Aug 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Hey Mark, I was there on August 3rd as part of the ICCE meeting in Banff. Amazing place, huh!

  2. Mark Wilsonon 09 Aug 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Amazing indeed, Steve! I very much wish I could have met you somewhere in the region this week, but our schedules were just a tad out of sync. Hope you enjoyed the meeting and its trips!

  3. Steve Dornboson 13 Aug 2009 at 11:32 pm

    The meeting was wonderful! Glad to see you made it to all of the best sites too. I’ll see you in Portland before we know it!

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