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Cephalopod fossil
08-APR-2012 Christine Hanrahan

Cephalopod fossil

This is one of many fossils found embedded in great slabs of rock in the Burnt Lands Provincial Park. They are mostly of molluscs (Cephalopods) and date back about 500 million years, a bit further back than most of us can remember :-) It is quite a sight to see so many of these fossils.

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reflectionsofnature12-Apr-2012 20:05
WOW! That has nice three dimensional texture to it. The ones I've seen along the Ottawa River are more like prints in the rock.
Colin Storey12-Apr-2012 19:38
Great find and image of it. v
J. Scott Coile12-Apr-2012 14:06
I love finding these with the children.
slhoornstra12-Apr-2012 07:22
Remarkable, and it is just lying on the ground undisturbed!! You have framed it so attractively!! V
Blandine Mangin12-Apr-2012 07:19
very nice close-up ! v
Chris(tine)12-Apr-2012 06:07
I just love looking for fossils. Our locality back in the UK is mainly limestone and there are many there too. You have captured this one perfectly.
Sheila12-Apr-2012 04:35
Very fascinating image and info.
vatorman12-Apr-2012 04:06
Nice details from such ancient times.
Ann Pettigrew12-Apr-2012 03:18
Carl's comment made me laugh! This is really neat, Christine. How big is it? I will have to go there sometime.
Inga Morozoff12-Apr-2012 00:57
Neat find!
Hank Vander Velde12-Apr-2012 00:21
Super find and info Christine.
Esa Ervasti11-Apr-2012 23:03
What a great place you have near by.
Light_Works11-Apr-2012 22:40
Nice capture! V.
Graeme11-Apr-2012 22:35
Fascinating find Christine.BV
Jim Coffman11-Apr-2012 22:17
Wow, how cool is that???
Carl Carbone11-Apr-2012 22:02
That's beautiful. DSLRs were only 1-pixel back then!
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