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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. 

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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.

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Always fun to get to play tourism bureau. Here’s the original caption for this video - note Aoraki sitting in the opening shot background.

One of my best decision in life was to go on a 15,000 km journey across New Zealand. So, I put a little video together to convince you to do the same!

(ベトナム旅行記続き)
この日はダナンにある五行山という所にいきました。大理石で出来てることから英語では、The marble mountains と言います。月曜から金曜までの曜日ごとの山があり、西遊記で孫悟空が封印されたといわれている山です。
まず着いてすぐ、入り口付近の洞窟に圧倒されました。洞窟内部が天国と地獄で表現されており、天国エリアの仏達の光背が電気でカラフルに装飾されていて、洞窟の中で異様な雰囲気を放っていました。
ダナンは、大理石を彫刻する産業が有名でダナンの街には沢山の彫刻された大理石があり、ダナンの街自体がとても不思議雰囲気を放っていました。