More to be added to Rock Garden!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Once again Barry Warner has been on a quest to bring specimens from all across Canada back to the Peter Russell Rock Garden. This time his travels have brought him all the way to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, where he, with the help of University of Waterloo alumnus Robin Wyllie, has found three new specimens that will be added to the rock garden sometime in the future.

A piece of Giant Gold Mine breccia, a piece of pillow lava and a piece of Ancaster Gneiss, which is the oldest rock on Earth, have each been slated to be added to the rock garden sometime in the somewhat near future!


Robin Wyllie standing beside a boulder of Giant Mine Breccia


An example of Pillow Lava in on a street in Yellowknife