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  ON Craigleith

august 2012
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august 2012

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Location description

In the small Craigleith Provincial Park sediments from the upper Ordovician period are exposed. The sediments of the black/grey Utica shales of the Whitby formation contain a lot of fossils (i.e. trilobites). Along the lake the shales are exposed for about 5 kilometers.

Inside the park fossil collecting is not allowed. Outside the park there may be collecting possiblities, but this is unclear.

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Craigleith is located at the Georgian Bay of the Huron Lake, in the south of Ontario, Canada. The site is located about 100 kilometers northwest of Ontario between Collingwood and Thornbury.

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Trilobites (mostly the tail parts), brachiopods, graptolites.

Literature recommended by members

  • Ministry of Natural Resources, 2010: Craiglieth Provincial Park
    The shore along Georgian Bay in the Craigleith area is good for hunting Ordovician fossils. Mostly invertebrates, Trilobites are common (mostly tail sections)and Graphtolites.
    Added by bddear

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