Alberta, Canada

Waterton Lakes National Park,
Some Geology
Trip Day Eleven: June 22, 2000

The top of this ridge contains some of the oldest sedementary rocks found anywhere in the world! These Pre-Cambrian rocks are so old that they contain no fossils of any kind. And they overlay rocks that are much younger.

Here are some pretty remarkable rocks.

We're closer now.

Do you see the triangle at the waterline in the center of the photo?

Now take a good look at the waterline in the center.

Our tour guide told us that geologists come to see this formation from all over the world. Why? Because this triangle is the tightest, unbroken fold of rock (anticline) ever discovered, anywhere. You saw it here, folks.

Page last updated July 31, 2000.