Clay and dinosaur country in southern Saskatchewan

Wednesday 21st April 2010

This is the Frenchman river valley and is the home of the "Whitemud Formation" and two of the mines of Plainsman Clays. The Whitemud layers are clearly visible on the badlands side of the valley (half way down on the left). However the Plainsman quarries are on the rolling hills side, where many places can be found having much less over-burden above the white layers. These materials were laid down as marine sediments during the Cretaceous period. Below the Whitemuds are formations from the Jurassic period. A complete T-Rex, dubbed "Scotty", was found nearby and can be seen in the T.rex Discovery Centre in Eastend, Saskatchewan.

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