Another grand day out on Bell Island, though a little on the nippy side at -10oC.
Bell Island was doing a good impression of Spitzbergen today with icy winds off the ocean, rocks glazed in rime and icicles hanging off the cliffs, but somehow you don't notice so much when there are trace fossils to see (well I don't anyways).
Sampling of a thin bentonite, the weapon of choice being a key according to Dario, went smoothly enough. It appears to be a mafic bentonite, so there are a couple of possible local sources. Greg Dunning is going to help us with the fingerprinting if there are no datable zircons apatites etc.
Then on to one of my favourite places to show off ichnology, Grebes Nest. We had a happy couple of hours poking about, discovering in the process a hybrid Rosselia/Asterosoma/Zoophycos trace which has me scratching my head. I added to my growing collection of Trichichnus/Polykladichnus (I think I might need some help with kicking that particular foible). Perhaps when Adirenne Noftall has finished with her reconstructions I will be happier to leave them in the field.