Wooster geologist at the Burgess Shale

August 6th, 2009

FIELD, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA–I’ve been waiting to write those words! More later when I get better wireless access. The summary: my colleagues and I successfully made the long hike to the Walcott Quarry of the famous Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale today (5.5 hours to get there); it rained all morning, and then the sun appeared in time to dry out the outcrop before we arrived; we saw many wonderful fossils on this iconic outcrop.


Walcott Quarry of the Burgess Shale in the lower right, with Emerald Glacier and Mount Wapta in the background. Stunning in all respects!

One Response to “Wooster geologist at the Burgess Shale”

  1. Meagenon 06 Aug 2009 at 10:04 pm

    It’s breathtaking! I’m envious.

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