Did dinosaurs live on Vancouver Island?

Did dinosaurs live on Vancouver Island?

The area where the fossil was found is known as the Nanaimo Group, formed during the latter part of the Cretaceous period (from around 60 to 85 million years ago). At the time, the area on the east coast of Vancouver Island from Duncan to Campbell River was a marine environment.

What dinosaurs lived Vancouver Island?

Dinosaur museums in British Columbia Four species of dinosaurs have been discovered in the province: amblydactylus, columbosauripus, elasmosaurus and tetrapodite.

Where are the fossils in Nanaimo?

Brannen Lake
The rocks of the Nanaimo group can be seen on the east coast of Vancouver Island, and the nearby Gulf Islands. Fossils are found throughout the Nanaimo group exposures, with some of the most spectacular sites being near Campbell River, Brannen Lake in Nanaimo, and on Hornby Island.

What B.C. were dinosaurs around?

When did dinosaurs live?

  • Non-bird dinosaurs lived between about 245 and 66 million years ago, in a time known as the Mesozoic Era.
  • Triassic Period (252 to 201 million years ago)
  • Toward the end of the Triassic, a series of earthquakes and massive volcanic eruptions caused Pangaea to slowly begin to break into two.

Where can I find geodes in Vancouver Island?

Good sites are Englishman River Falls near Parksville; Petroglyph Park and the Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park near Nanaimo; the Gulf Islands of Saltspring, Saturna and Hornby Islands; near old mines on Vancouver Island.

Can you find shark teeth on Vancouver Island?

Some of the more impressive discoveries include fragments of vertebrates such as shark vertebrae and teeth, teeth from mosasaurs (crocodile- like marine reptiles), bird bones, and even a few bones from a pterosaur (Ludvigsen and Beard, 1997).

What year were dinosaurs Alive BC?

Non-bird dinosaurs lived between about 245 and 66 million years ago, in a time known as the Mesozoic Era. This was many millions of years before the first modern humans, Homo sapiens, appeared.

Where is Garnet on Vancouver Island?

Garnet Group from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Quadra Island ⓘ Lucky Jim Mine MinFile report
Texada Island ⓘ Copper Queen Mine McConnell, (1914)
ⓘ Cornell Mine McConnell, (1914); Ray and Webster (1997)
ⓘ Marble Bay mine MINFILE No 104P 026
Victoria Mining Division Gordon Bay ⓘ Blue Grouse Mine BC Minfile data

What gemstones can be found on Vancouver Island?

Local beaches such as Columbia (near French Creek) and Saratoga Beach can have a Red Jasper, Dallasite, Flowerstone and even some Quartz and Epidote rocks.

Can you find opals in BC?

Precious opals recently found at Klinker, approximately 25 kilometres N-W of Vernon, British Columbia. In British Columbia, common opal occurrences are relatively widespread within Tertiary volcanic rocks (Leaming, 1973), but precious or gem-quality opals are rare.

Where can I find peridot in BC?

Peridot can be found in many places in British Columbia and is highly sought after. Some areas include Big Timothy Mountain near Hendrix Lake, Prince George area, Dease Lake, Lumby area, Lightning Peak near Cherryville, and Timothy Mountain near Lac La Hache.

Where can I find rubies in BC?

Gem quality sapphire pebbles of light green colour have been found in the Pend Oreille River. Rubies of minute grains have been found in some of the tributary creeks of the Tulameen River.