Wooster geologist at the Burgess Shale

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!

About Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson is a Professor of Geology at The College of Wooster. He specializes in invertebrate paleontology, carbonate sedimentology, and stratigraphy. He also is an expert on pseudoscience, especially creationism.
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1 Response to Wooster geologist at the Burgess Shale

  1. Meagen says:

    It’s breathtaking! I’m envious.

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