Fossilized creatures of the Devonian Age still lie along the ancient Lake erie shoreline.
Anyway … To continue with the narrative about our “Caving off the radar”…
The Devonian Age rock (360 -408m yrs in age) first cuts the surface in Ontario as far east as Brantford. This is but a short drive from the homes of several prominant cave hunters and we have made a number of forays to this area in search of underground tunnels.
Ariel photographs show many sinking streams and by the prevalence of limestones and shales in the Devonian Age rocks we were somewhat optimistic.
The last of the Silurian Age rock – the Bertie formation appears as a coral-derived dolostone just south of Hamilton and from there on the unknown factor of the Devonian Age rock. “D” was absolutly blown away by the fossils on his first visit and he sent me the above photo that he took. On the way down today he ranted on in the car about their incredible variety and size – I think he should have been a paleontologist but instead he took the noble pursuit of ….. for a career. It seems oddly prevalent that many cavers follow that trade.