It’s #TrilobiteTuesday! The 518 million year old Latham Shale, located near the heart of the imposing Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California, represents one of the finest Lower Cambrian outcrops in North America. Found within its rust-colored limestone layers are a variety of rare trilobite species, including an intriguing assortment of Olenellid types. Taken together with the other assembled fauna, these trilobites provide an unparalleled view of what a typical reef-filled offshore environment may have been like at this early stage of life’s development on earth. Housed within the often inhospitable Marble Mountains, the Latham Shale’s rich deposits have so-far produced evidence of 12 different trilobite species, such as Bristolia insolens (photo) and Olenellus fremonti, which when preserved as complete examples can range between two and five inches in length. Learn more about trilobites.
Yesterday we rented a girly yellow scooter and headed to the marble mountains, 1h north of Hoi An. There are five mountains in total, each representing an element. This is predominantly an active place of worship for many monks but with killer views! On the way back we stopped for some street food, no idea what we ate but it was really good!
This video was shot in 2000, while a youth group made up of special needs kids,went on their annual backpacking trip in the Marble Mountains in California. The group stumbles across a structure made of branches, and trees. The group also saw claw marks on the surrounding trees. Some of the kids noticed a figure on the ridge, and the camera focused its attention to it. The creature is pacing back and forth across the ridge, and is some sort of large humanoid. The video is considered to be authentic.