V.—Note on Footprints from the Carboniferous of Nova Scotia, in the Collection of the Geological Survey of Canada

J. W. Dawson
1872 Geological Magazine  
Principal The quarry in which they were found is on the land of Mr. Asa Fillimore, about eight miles and a half east of where the thick Coalseams crop out on the property of the General Mining Association, at Spring Hill, and three-quarters of a mile west of the railroad bridge over Eiver Philip. The beds, associated with that in which the tracks were found, are of a reddish-brown or chocolate eoloured sandstone, from one to five feet thick, overlaid by purple, blue, and red shales. The tracks
more » ... ere at a depth of about twelve feet from the surface, in a thin stratum of dark shale, the dip being S. 10°, W. 42°. The details of the geological structure of the district have not yet been worked out, and whether the beds containing the footprints are above or below the productive Coal-measures, is at present uncertain. The accompanying photograph 1 is that alluded to by Dr. Dawson of the slab in Ottawa.
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