Rocks of the Canadian Rockies
random collection not really organized

Most of this stuff I'm still learning to identify, and filling in more detail when I am able to.
If this is your area, and you see something incompletely or incorrectly labelled, I'd be very happy to hear from you. (see credits page)



Minerals and Such

[Calcite]-filled in holes in limestone

in Mississippian limestone of the Rundle Group
found on Mount Rae

[Calcite]-filled in holes in limestone

in Mississippian limestone of the Rundle Group
found on Mount Rae

Fossils? Mineralized burrows?

in Mississippian limestone of the Rundle Group
found on Mount Rae

weathering-rounded [plagioclase feldspar]

found on the shore of Spray Lakes Reservoir

weathering-rounded [plagioclase feldspar]

found on the shore of Spray Lakes Reservoir

[iron] staining

found on the shore of Spray Lakes Reservoir


Cool Rocks

Pretty layered (finely laminated) limestone/mudstone

found on the Iceline Trail

Pretty colours in unidentified rock

found on the Iceline Trail

Finely laminated limestone - perhaps with iron-rich layers?

found on the Iceline Trail


Interesting Rock Features

Weathered and re-lithified limestone

found on Door Jamb ridge

Unidentified clasts incorporated into [sandstone]?

found on the ridge below Paget Peak

Pretty layered and folded rock

found on the ridge below Paget Peak

Breccia?

found on the slopes of Wasootch Ridge

Chert nodules in Limestone

found on Mount Lady Macdonald

Chert nodules in Limestone

found on Mount Lady Macdonald

Very neat spheroidal weathering in limestone? mudstone?

found on South Opal Ridge

Very neat spheroidal weathering in limestone? mudstone?

found on South Opal Ridge

Very neat spheroidal weathering in limestone? mudstone?

found on South Opal Ridge

Dendrites

found on Panorama Ridge

Dendrites

found on Panorama Ridge

Very strange fibrous structure in the rock

found on the north side of Wastatch Pass

Weird mystery print in the rock

found on the north side of Wastatch Pass


Interesting Rocky Places

Red argyllite trail in Waterton

found on the Rowe Lakes Trail

The bright colour comes out in the wet rock of the creek

found on the Rowe Lakes Trail


Back to Identifying the Canadian Rockies

Back to Main Index