The Fossils of Arkona, one the Premier Devonian Collecting Site in North America

Our September Meeting: The Geology and Fossils Of Arkona with Kevin Kidd The Hungry Hollow Formation is one of the premier Devonian Collecting sites in North America.  Historically the formation […]

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Our September Meeting: The Geology and Fossils Of Arkona with Kevin Kidd

The Hungry Hollow Formation is one of the premier Devonian Collecting sites in North America.  Historically the formation is classified as Middle Devonian.  The Devonian age occurred from 420 to 360 million years ago.  The Earth was somewhat warmer that it is today as evidenced by the coal deposits found in the Canadian arctic.  The Devonian is sometimes referred to as the Age of Fishes, because of the abundance and diversity of marine creatures that swam in the Devonian seas. Arkona has a virtually inexhaustible supply of Fossils.   On the list are favosite corals, bryozoa, trilobites, crinoids, brachiopods, rugose (horn) coral and more.

I am an avid collector of fossils and once I made my first trip to Arkona over 9 years ago, I fell in love with it. Due to the distance, I only make 2-3 trips each year, but I still manage to find plenty of

A rare specimen; Kevin Kidd Photo

goodies and more often than not, some new species for my collection. A friend once said that Stevie Wonder could find fossils there, and he was right. The site has something for everyone and is suitable for all ages. My talk will be about the fossils and geology of one of the premier Devonian collecting sites in North America, along with a follow up field trip.

Kevin  is our Fossil expert.  His presentations are without except very informative, and full of useful information for the avid collector. You’re invited to attend our September.  C’mon  out and learn all about the fossils of  Arkona.  you can also sign up for fossil collecting trips, one in September and one in October.

A collection of Collectibles

 

The  September meeting will l be on Wednesday September  6th  at the Knox United Church Meeting Hall (see address below) beginning at 8:00 pm.

Directions to our Meetings

  • Where:Knox United Church Hall
    2569 Midland Avenue
    Toronto (Scarborough) M1S 1R3
    north-east corner of Midland and Sheppard Avenue

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  • We meet in the Church Hall which is the building north of KnoxUnitedChurch.
  • To get to the Hall: When driving north on Midland just past Sheppard, you will pass the church which is on the corner. Then keep you eye out for a small laneway that runs south of the Hall. This leads to the parking lot behind (east) of the Hall.
    If you miss the laneway, keep going till you hit a small street on your right (east) called Rural Ave.Turn right (east) and look for a driveway into the Church Hall parking lot.
  • The door to the Hall is visible from the parking lot. The door is propped open for the meetings. Come in the door & walk up a half a flight of stair into the hall.

Meetings are help on the First Wednesday of the month

When: First Wednesday of each Month (except for July, August )
8:00 pm to about 10:00 pm

  • Although the meeting starts at 8 pm, try to get there earlier – the before meeting time is often just as much fun as the meeting.  Come as early as 7:30 pmbecause there is always something going on.
  • Before the meeting you can:
    • chat with other members & guest speakers
    • look at the Silent Auction Items displayed by members
    • see the special guest speaker displays
    • borrow a club library book from the cabinet
    • sign up for workshops, classes or other volunteer opportunities at the side table
    • For information on our meetings  email us