Dr. Randall Miller Research Curator, Geology and Palaeontology New Brunswick Museum

New Brunswick Museum
New Brunswick Museum
Stonehaven, New Brunswick, CANADA
Clifton, New Brunswick, CANADA
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I’m near Stonehaven on the north shore of New Brunswick on the Bay of Chaleurs. The rocks behind me are part of the Clifton Formation, they are Upper Carboniferous age about 300 million years old, lots of plant fossils in these rocks that tell us the age of the rocks.

One of the interesting things about this locality are the sandstones here, they were quarried in the 1800s to make grindstones and sharpening stones.

Not all grindstones survived the manufacturing process, a few fragments can still be seen on the beach occasionally.

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