A unique collection of fossils gathered from the coast of B.C. is on permanent display on the Museum porch. These excellent specimens were collected and documented by Christian Gronau and Aileen Douglas over the span of 20 years.
“Cortes Island consists almost entirely of igneous rock: several types of granite dominate the landscape, with localized occurrences of volcanics and a few outcrops of sedimentary rocks. The island belongs to the Coast Plutonic Complex, which happens to be the largest exposed mass of granitic rocks in the world. Not the kind of place where fossil hunters congregate.” — Christian Gronau
The display was curated by Christian Gronau, and includes didactic labels, a photographic binder a.k.a. The Fossil Book of Fame, and a hand-drawn map showing the journey of erratic boulders.The online version of the book of fossils, The Fossil Book of Fame, divided into Volume One and Volume Two, is available in our Online Archives.— Curated by Christian Gronau

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