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Marvellous Mud

A Discovery of Fossils and Mud-Formed Jaspers

Our 36th annual Rock and Gem Show and Sale titled, Marvellous Mud - A Discovery of Fossils and Mud-Formed Jaspers, took place on October 25th and 26th 2014 from 10am to 5pm both days at Kyle Centre in Port Moody.

The show featured a display of Burgess Shale fossil casts on loan to our club from the Royal Ontario Museum. Rod Bartlett, a fossil preparer, was also part of our show, demonstrating his craft. Additional displays included fossil fish from Fossil Lake in Wyoming, and a collection of leaf imprints from the Okanagan Highlands. Our lead case featured an amusing 'face off' between landscape and porcelain jaspers.

Other show highlights included:

  • Dealers and Sales Tables
  • Displays
  • Interactive Display Table
  • Spin & Win
  • Gem Panning
  • Rock Smash
  • Silent Rock Auction
  • Demonstrations
  • Refreshments

Thanks to Peter Fenton and Jean-Bernard Caron from the Royal Ontario Museum for their support in providing us with the fossil casts, and The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation for show handouts.

Kyle Centre
125 Kyle Street
Port Moody, BC, Canada
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October 25, 2014
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
October 26, 2014
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Admission is by donation.

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