Scattered here and there on the beach at Joggins Fossil Cliffs are brilliant red and orange rocks. These rocks were apparently burned in a fire in the coal mine (closed in 1958), and have since washed out of the mine. While the rocks and the day’s snail trails are certainly not fossils, they do make an interesting tide line composition.
A note: the colors have not been enhanced at all in the photos.
Here is another scorched rock from right along the tide line.
Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Nova Scotia
A magnificent pebbled beach and cliffs positively littered with fossils. No fossil here (unless that is a small bit of coprolite from a fish in the red rock), but a lovely composition that was arranged by the outgoing tide.
Those of you who have been following me for a while know that I love finding repeating patterns along the tide line. Look closely at the pattern on the shell fragment beside the nylon rope. This was hard to focus … Continue reading →