15 November 2011

Skolithos in the sun

Posted by Callan Bentley

Today, I share with you eight images that I took yesterday on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park: Blocks of Antietam Formation quartzite (meta-quartz sandstone) of Cambrian age, used in the low rock walls of an overlook parking pull-out. They all bear lovely Skolithos trace fossils (seen end-on, and in cross-section):