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Material
MINERAL/ROCK-SEDIMENTARY;
Description
An agate with various thin layers of light brown, grey and cream colouring.
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
ROCK, SEDEMENTARY
Description
An agate with various thin layers of light brown, grey and cream colouring.
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-SEDIMENTARY;
Height
0.6 cm
Width
3.2 cm
Length
7.5 cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Measurments taken at largest part
Accession No.
2017.96.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-SEDIMENTARY;
Description
Ammonite fossil is a snail like impression in a dark, grey and brown sedimentary rock. The fossil impression measures 7cm across and has a darker shiny appearance. A '13' is numbered in black ink on a white circle.
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Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
ROCKS,SEDIMENTARY-FOSSILS
Description
Ammonite fossil is a snail like impression in a dark, grey and brown sedimentary rock. The fossil impression measures 7cm across and has a darker shiny appearance. A '13' is numbered in black ink on a white circle.
History Of Use
Ammonite fossil was found in Terrace, B.C. and is known as one of the most important groups of fossils for dating Mesozoic rocks as they changed very rapidly with time and had wide geographical distributions.
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-SEDIMENTARY;
Width
13
Length
13
Depth
9.3
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1987.24.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-SEDIMENTARY;
Description
Ammonite fossil fragments are portions of snail-like creatures, light brown in color they have small black color ridges in a circular form. A-Small portion measuring 2cm by 1.5cm and .25cm deep has ridges on either side. B-Lighter in color, this ammonite measures 3cm by 2cm and 1.5cm deep and then …
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
ROCKS,SEDIMENTARY-FOSSILS
Description
Ammonite fossil fragments are portions of snail-like creatures, light brown in color they have small black color ridges in a circular form. A-Small portion measuring 2cm by 1.5cm and .25cm deep has ridges on either side. B-Lighter in color, this ammonite measures 3cm by 2cm and 1.5cm deep and then ends are flat with no raised ridges. C-Largest of the five fossil samples, this ammonite measures 4cm by 3cm by 1cm. It has curved ridges on either side. D-Grey-brown in color this ammonite has half of snail-like impression on one side with deep and distinct grooves. Measurements include 4.5cm in length, 4cm wide and 1.25cm thick. E-Medium-brown in color this mussel or Modiolus is 2.5cm in length with distinct shell lines and textures. Each ammonite sample has a '23' in black lettering on a small white circle.
History Of Use
Smaller ammonite fragments were found at Hunter Basin in Telkwa. Possibly dating back to the Jurassic era of 150 million ago, these fossils are from a marine environment.
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-SEDIMENTARY;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
See object desription for ammonite dimensions.
Accession No.
1987.31.1 a-e
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Jagged rock sample has black and white crystals throughout giving it almost a spotted effect. Black mineral is shiny. This amphibole group froms prismatic crystals, often hexagonal in cross-section and frequently twined.
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Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
MINERAL, NONMETALLIC
Description
Jagged rock sample has black and white crystals throughout giving it almost a spotted effect. Black mineral is shiny. This amphibole group froms prismatic crystals, often hexagonal in cross-section and frequently twined.
Accession No.
1996.135.4
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Sample of asbestos in cardboard box with clear plastic lid. Box is mounted to wood. "Cassiar" is written on back of wood suggesting sample is from the Cassiar area
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Other Names
rock
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
MINERAL, METALLIC
Description
Sample of asbestos in cardboard box with clear plastic lid. Box is mounted to wood. "Cassiar" is written on back of wood suggesting sample is from the Cassiar area
Accession No.
2018.96.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-SEDIMENTARY;
Description
Light beige colored shale has a rusty color water formation and small fine lines on one side. The other side has three small dark brown marks the longest measuring 1.75cm in length and rust color on the edge. Fossil has jagged edges.
Other Names
PLANT
WATER FERN
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
FOSSIL, FLORA
Description
Light beige colored shale has a rusty color water formation and small fine lines on one side. The other side has three small dark brown marks the longest measuring 1.75cm in length and rust color on the edge. Fossil has jagged edges.
History Of Use
Water fern fossil or Azolla Primaeva was located at the Driftwood fossil beds.
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-SEDIMENTARY;
Width
7
Length
16
Depth
0.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1987.40.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
The bone looks to be the dorsal part of a rib bone. It has chunks missing from its exterior exposing the cellular internals of the bone. It is a dirty brown colour. It has significant crack in the middle of the curve. Multiple articulating faces remain visible, though some parts have broken off.
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Title
Mammoth Bone
Original Owner
Donald McKilligan, the Standard General Mine Developers employee who first acquired the fossil
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
OBJECT REMNANT
Description
The bone looks to be the dorsal part of a rib bone. It has chunks missing from its exterior exposing the cellular internals of the bone. It is a dirty brown colour. It has significant crack in the middle of the curve. Multiple articulating faces remain visible, though some parts have broken off.
Narrative
In 1971, a Noranda Bell Copper Mineuncovered mammoth remains at its Babine Lake/Granisle worksite. Former employees claim that in order to prevent the worksite being shut down by an archaelogical excavation, the remains were ordered to be bulldozed into "a nearby overburden dump". One employ, Donald McKilligan smuggled these fossils out of the worksite "in his lunch box" and these were then donated in 2002 to the Museum by his ex-wife, Colleen Carroll. There are claims that several other employees smuggled remains out of the area. There are claims that up to two dozen mammoths may have been buried at the site. At some point, Noranda notified UBC and Dr. Howard Tipper supervised a dig. General Standard - a sub contractor for Noranda - gave Tipper three days in which he ecavated the remains of one mammoth. The remains are estimated to be 34,000 years old and are now housed in the Canadia's Museum of Natural Sciences (see http://salmontrails.com/culture/granisle-museum-visitor-centre).In 2002 when the story first broke in the Interior News and when the bone was first donated to the Museum, Jane Young and other Museum staff implored other ex-employees of the work site to donate items to the Museum.For more information see: "Mammoth donation unearths archeological cover-up in Granisle", by Nicole Fitzgerald, Wednesday, July 17, 2002 and "Digging deeper into Granisle mammoth excavation", by Nicole Fitzgerald, July 31, 2002.
Height
4.75
Width
19.5
Length
47
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
All measurements are approximate. Not at all
Accession No.
2009.23.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-UNKNOWN;
Description
Large conglomerate fossil. It is composed of various rounded fragments fossilized within a fine sedimentary rock. The rock is textured all over, with some fossilized shells and other materials evident on the surface.
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Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
FOSSIL, UNIDENTIFIABLE
Description
Large conglomerate fossil. It is composed of various rounded fragments fossilized within a fine sedimentary rock. The rock is textured all over, with some fossilized shells and other materials evident on the surface.
History Of Use
Found on farm lot 756 near Round Lake on the surface of a plowed field on July 27, 1989.
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-UNKNOWN;
Accession No.
1989.41.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-SEDIMENTARY;
Description
A-Small triangular light-beige fossil with spine shape dark-brown imprint on majority of surface. Measurements include 5cm in length and 3.5cm wide and .5cm thick. B-Large light-beige jagged fossil with dark brown spiny impressions throughout fossil. Measurements include 20cm in length by 12cm wi…
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Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
ROCKS,SEDIMENTARY-FOSSILS
Description
A-Small triangular light-beige fossil with spine shape dark-brown imprint on majority of surface. Measurements include 5cm in length and 3.5cm wide and .5cm thick. B-Large light-beige jagged fossil with dark brown spiny impressions throughout fossil. Measurements include 20cm in length by 12cm wide and .5cm thick.
History Of Use
These fossils were located in the Driftwood Creek fossil beds.
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-SEDIMENTARY;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Dimensions are included in Object Description.
Accession No.
1987.40.8 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
The fossil is a "peel" of the head of an Eosalmo driftwoodensis or "dawn salmon". The pieces are identical mirror images preserving both sides of the fish.
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
FOSSIL, FISH
Description
The fossil is a "peel" of the head of an Eosalmo driftwoodensis or "dawn salmon". The pieces are identical mirror images preserving both sides of the fish.
History Of Use
Found at Driftwood Canyon 1984
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2010.11.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
STONE;
Description
A small grey fossil of a clam with grey and orange patches.
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Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
ROCK, SEDEMENTARY
Description
A small grey fossil of a clam with grey and orange patches.
Material
STONE;
Height
3
Width
4.5
Length
7.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2004.57.5
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
A thin section of shale-like stone with a small fly fossil. The colour is a dull gray brown. A small red colouration is located immediately near the fly.This item was identified as a March Fly in an e-mail correpsondence between Tony L'Orsa and Dr. Bruce Archibald.
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Title
March Fly Fossil
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Description
A thin section of shale-like stone with a small fly fossil. The colour is a dull gray brown. A small red colouration is located immediately near the fly.This item was identified as a March Fly in an e-mail correpsondence between Tony L'Orsa and Dr. Bruce Archibald.
Width
4
Length
5.75
Depth
.1
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2017.84.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
A fish fossil in two pieces brought in from Driftwood Canyon. Part 'a' is the main body which ends just behind the gill area. Part 'b' is the rest of the tail and fits in below where it finishes off where it has broken off from the main piece.
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Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
FOSSIL, FISH
Description
A fish fossil in two pieces brought in from Driftwood Canyon. Part 'a' is the main body which ends just behind the gill area. Part 'b' is the rest of the tail and fits in below where it finishes off where it has broken off from the main piece.
Width
a) 9.4 b) 7.0
Length
a)37.8 b)21.9
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Measurments taken at widest section
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2017.95.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Bones of Eosalmo driftwoodensis (genus of extinct salmon which lived during the Eocene epoch). The largest bone is most of the frontal, still attached at its back corner to the dermopterotic. The flattened, longer bones are branchiostegals. There is also a premaxilla with teeth (with a crack in the…
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Title
Eosalmo driftwoodensis
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
FOSSIL, FISH
Period or Date Notes
Eocene epoch
Description
Bones of Eosalmo driftwoodensis (genus of extinct salmon which lived during the Eocene epoch). The largest bone is most of the frontal, still attached at its back corner to the dermopterotic. The flattened, longer bones are branchiostegals. There is also a premaxilla with teeth (with a crack in the rock passing through it). Specimen consits of one larger piece, with two smaller thinner pieces that would sit adjacent to form the whole.
Number Of Parts
3
Image Details
Photo by Tony L'Orsa. Diameter of the field of view in the image is about 10 cm.
Accession No.
2018.30.1 a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Small fragment of fossilized wood.
Title
Petrified wood
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
FOSSIL, FLORA
Description
Small fragment of fossilized wood.
Height
0.5
Width
4.4
Length
4.3
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2018.58.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Rectangular stone with a dark brown imprint of a fossil on the surface; appears to be fossilized wood.
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Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
FOSSIL, UNIDENTIFIABLE
Description
Rectangular stone with a dark brown imprint of a fossil on the surface; appears to be fossilized wood.
Height
5.1
Width
8
Length
9.2
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2018.58.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
3 fossil fragments; appear to have shell imprints (description to be updated once fossils are identified)
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Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
FOSSIL, UNIDENTIFIABLE
Description
3 fossil fragments; appear to have shell imprints (description to be updated once fossils are identified)
Accession No.
2018.58.5 a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Grey ammonite fossil (description to be updated once fossil is identified)
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Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
FOSSIL, UNIDENTIFIABLE
Description
Grey ammonite fossil (description to be updated once fossil is identified)
Accession No.
2018.58.9
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Fossil. In a July 2018 assessment, Tony L'Orsa, local geologist, tentatviely identified it as a Middle Jurassic fossil assemblage. Tony could not conclude whether it was of local provenance or not.Has the number '69' painted on it indicating its presence in a previous collection.
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
FOSSIL, UNIDENTIFIABLE
Description
Fossil. In a July 2018 assessment, Tony L'Orsa, local geologist, tentatviely identified it as a Middle Jurassic fossil assemblage. Tony could not conclude whether it was of local provenance or not.Has the number '69' painted on it indicating its presence in a previous collection.
Accession No.
2018.58.10 a
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Large triangular stone with an imprint of a shell. In a July 2018 assessment by local geologist Tony L'Orsa, it was tentatively identified as Middle Jurassic sandstone with a trigoniid shell.The item has the number '68' painted on it, indicating it was a part of a previous collection.
  1 Image  
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
FOSSIL, UNIDENTIFIABLE
Description
Large triangular stone with an imprint of a shell. In a July 2018 assessment by local geologist Tony L'Orsa, it was tentatively identified as Middle Jurassic sandstone with a trigoniid shell.The item has the number '68' painted on it, indicating it was a part of a previous collection.
Accession No.
2018.58.13
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

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