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Agate

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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
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Ammonite fossil

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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.
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

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Ammonite fossil

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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
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Amphibole Piece

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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.
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

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Asbestos

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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
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

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Azolla primaeva fossil

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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
WATER FERN
PLANT
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
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Bone Fragment

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Description
Curved piece of bone, grey in colour, with various shades of brown. Petrified soil and other organic material present. There is also some streaks of pale green from being buried for so long. The bone shows signs of breaking down until petrification and is fragile. This item was originally identifi…
Title
Mammoth bone
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
FOSSIL, MAMMAL
Description
Curved piece of bone, grey in colour, with various shades of brown. Petrified soil and other organic material present. There is also some streaks of pale green from being buried for so long. The bone shows signs of breaking down until petrification and is fragile. This item was originally identified in the database as petrified wood from the Lake Babine mammoth, but was identified as mammoth bone by an archaeologist from UNBC in 2018. It was originally identified as a bone fragment in 2002 at time of original donation.
Narrative
This item came in with a mammoth bone, July 9, 2002, which was found in the Granisle area. Refer to notes for 2009.23.2 for more information on the find.
Width
13 cm at center
Length
40 cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length & Width approx. due to fragile condition of object
Accession No.
2009.23.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Bone Fragment

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Description
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.
Title
Mammoth Bone
Original Owner
Donald McKilligan, the Standard General Mine Developers employee who first acquired the fossil
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
FOSSIL, MAMMAL
Description
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 smuggled these fossils out of the worksite "in his lunch box" and these were then donated in 2002 to the Museum by his former wife. 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 two days in which he excavated 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 Nature. 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
Accession No.
2009.23.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Conglomerate Fossil

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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.
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

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Core samples

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Description
Two boxes of core samples, believed to have been collected somewhere in the Bulkley Valley or surrounding regions. Numerous cylindrical rods of grey and purplish-brown stone in varying lengths and circumferences. Unknown what kind of rock/mineral this is.
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
MINERAL, UNIDENTIFIABLE
Description
Two boxes of core samples, believed to have been collected somewhere in the Bulkley Valley or surrounding regions. Numerous cylindrical rods of grey and purplish-brown stone in varying lengths and circumferences. Unknown what kind of rock/mineral this is.
Dimension Notes
Longest is 48 cm; shortest are small broken pieces.
Circumferences vary from 9 cm to 15 cm.
Number Of Parts
Multiple
Accession No.
2021.18.11
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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Eohidon fossil

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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…
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

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Fish Fossil

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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
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Fossil

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Material
STONE;
Description
A large beige fossil of several small, unidentifiable insects or plants.
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
ROCK, SEDEMENTARY
Description
A large beige fossil of several small, unidentifiable insects or plants.
Material
STONE;
Height
1
Width
11.5
Length
13.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1999.3.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Fossil

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Material
STONE;
Description
A beige fossil of an unidentified plant.
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
FOSSIL, FLORA
Description
A beige fossil of an unidentified plant.
Material
STONE;
Height
0.5
Width
7.5
Length
15.3
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1999.3.6
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Fossil

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Material
STONE;
Description
Large beige and orange fossil of an unidentified plant.
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
FOSSIL, FLORA
Description
Large beige and orange fossil of an unidentified plant.
Material
STONE;
Height
0.4
Width
13
Length
17
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1999.3.5
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Fossil

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Material
STONE;
Description
Small beige and yellow fossil of an unidentified plant.
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
FOSSIL, FLORA
Description
Small beige and yellow fossil of an unidentified plant.
Material
STONE;
Height
0.6
Width
3.4
Length
6
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1999.3.4
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Fossil

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Material
STONE;
Description
A beige fossil of an unidentified insect or plant.
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
FOSSIL, FLORA
Description
A beige fossil of an unidentified insect or plant.
Material
STONE;
Height
0.4
Width
9.5
Length
11.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1999.3.7
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Fossil

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Material
STONE;
Description
A small grey fossil of a clam with grey and orange patches.
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

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Fossil

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Material
STONE;
Description
Small grey fossil of part of a clam with patches of orange and white.
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
ROCK, SEDEMENTARY
Description
Small grey fossil of part of a clam with patches of orange and white.
Material
STONE;
Height
3.7
Width
3.2
Length
6
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2004.57.6
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Fossil

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Description
Small brown fossil of part of a clam with grey and orange patches.
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
FOSSIL, UNIDENTIFIABLE
Description
Small brown fossil of part of a clam with grey and orange patches.
Height
2.5
Width
4
Length
4.2
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2004.57.8
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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