Field work travelog – Day 6, ammonites

A note: I’m having problems uploading images from my phones so posts may be photo-less.

Today we took a grand tour of the Hanna Basin field area, and got distracted by the Cretaceous.

We found a bunch of ammonites in rocks that I thought were Paleocene in age. Well ammonites went extinct prior to the Paleocene, so I was wrong.

We finally did start doing the work we came out to do, which involves measuring several hundred feet of section. We got through 70 meters today, in about two hours. We’re in good shape to complete the project in the time we have!


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Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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