23 June 2016

Mega-trace fossils in the floor of the Old Bushmills Distillery, Northern Ireland

Posted by Callan

We arrived at Old Bushmills at 4:06pm, and the last tour of the distillery for the day had left at 4:00. But all was not lost – We were delighted to see that the visitor center area was paved in slabs of shale with tremendously large, well-preserved trace fossils – sinuous burrows parallel to the bedding plane, in some cases cross-cutting or looping back over themselves!

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Great stuff – balm for the disappointed whiskey tourist soul.