Friday, March 27, 2015

Trilobite Detritus

The Craigleith area of Ontario is well known for its abundance of fossils. In 1992 I visited this locality on the southern shore of the Georgian Bay to search for them. There was a railway cut through the shale near Collingwood. The first slab of rock that I cracked open revealed a cluster of trilobite carapaces. They date to the late Ordovician which is about 445 million years ago.

Closeup of trilobite tail pieces.