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New Publication: Geology of Green Cove brochure

Green Cove is a designated Nova Scotia Geoheritage Site protected by its location in a National Park. Here you can walk on rocks that preserve unsurpassed evidence about the ancient history of the Cape Breton Highlands. They provide a treasured glimpse into the Earth’s distant past and invaluable insights about Earth processes. A free download is available!

Geology of Green Cove: A Nova Scotia Geoheritage Site

Global Geoparks Conference, Saint John, NB

At the recent International UNESCO Conference on Global Geoparks, held in Saint John, New Brunswick, former president Elisabeth Kosters took the opportunity to present a copy of the AGS publication, The Last Billion Years, to some of the dignitaries attending the conference. Photographs courtesy of Dominique Potvin.

The Peter Russell Rock Garden at the University of Waterloo

We have the North Mountain Basalt columns from NS nicely installed and labelled in the Rock Garden. I sent you photos earlier of the Red Granite from NB (seen in one of the photos again here). They are spectacular and we are excited to have Atlantic Canada represented in the Garden. I have some Wallace sandstone from NS and red sandstone from PEI (yes hard stuff I hope to withstand weathering) on their way so now we will have PEI represented too. Again many thanks to you and all the others who helped make this happen. We certainly appreciate it and so will the students and visitors to the Garden for years to come.

– Barry Warner