Natural Resources

Fossils

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is world famous for its fossils and has long been favored by collectors and researchers.

  • Fossils of Newfoundland and Labrador
    An introduction to fossils of Newfoundland and Labrador by Geological Survey paleontologist Doug Boyce, including the uses of fossils, collection of fossils and how to identify fossils.

  • Protecting our "Significant Fossils" - see new legislation.

  • Creatures of the Ediacaran Period and Look into the Ancient Past
    These two posters PDF (1 MB) reveal the ancient past of the coastal rocks containing the remarkable fossils found in the Trinity Bay North – Little Catalina area on the Bonavista Peninsula of Newfoundland.

  • Lithographic and Biostratigraphic Studies of Neoproterozoic (Ediacaran) Rocks, Eastern Bonavista Peninsula
    This poster displays a map of the Ediacaran fossils along the Bonavista Peninsula, Newfoundland along with many spectacular photos and illustrations.

  • Dawn of Animal Life opens new window
    An Online exhibition from the Miller Museum of Geology, Queens University which highlights almost three billion years of early evolution when only simple, soft-bodied creatures inhabited the Earth. Be sure to check out the Mistaken Point Fossil Assemblage opens new window.

  • Fossils and Dinosaurs opens new window
    A fun interactive site designed for children under 10 to learn more about fossils and dinosaurs.

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