Tethys C Trilobite Geocoin
This unique geocoin was designed and minted for Tethys C in honor of the 100 year anniversary of the discovery of the Burgess Shale Formation by Charles Walcott. The trilobite geocoin is in the shape of a trilobite fossil still partially embedded in it’s rock matrix, with a map showing the Burgess Shale Formation on the opposite side.
The Burgess Shale Formation is one of the worlds most popular and fascinating fossil records made famous for the exceptional preservation of soft bodied animals. This exceptional Pre-Cambrian fossil record was discovered by Charles Walcott in 1909. Between 1909 and 1924, Walcott returned to ridge with his sons, establishing a quarry, and collected over 65,000 specimens.
The Burgess Shale Formation was named after Mount Burgess (elevation 2,599 m), a mountain in Yoho National Park, in the Canadian Rockies.
Coin Stats: 60mm diameter, 5.0mm thick with antique Silver plating, Glitter and IHE paint on map side. This geocoin is trackable with a custom trilobite icon on geocaching.com.