Monday, May 2, 2016

Fossicking for Fossils (Poatina, Tasmania)

Recently the homeschool families went on a field trip down to the creek to fossick for some FOSSILS! There are some AMAZING finds in one particular spot and we certainly found some fantastic samples.
Hannah Cooper (from ROCKsalt Arts) lead the talk and showed the children different rocks and what to look for when searching in God's wonderful world!
 These are dolomite rocks and are very easy to find at the top, surface level of Poatina.

Wonderful example of smokey quartz lodged in the ground.
 Finding FOSSILS!!!
 Sea shells and what looks like a starfish! AMAZING!!!
 Sophia and Mrs Dougal extracting a rock from the side of the path.... what will be on it??
Now the rock is out, look what is in/on it.... Lots of delicate shell print fossils!
What a super cool time of discovery and wonder and learning and finding! I've taken some of the fossils we found to the Queen Victoria Museum (In Launceston) to have them assessed! Can't wait to find out exactly what we found. YAY for fossicking!
Smiles The Torrents'

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