Monday, September 15, 2014

Geology Rocks in Ontario’s Highlands!

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Ottawa Valley is renowned for stories and treasures in stone

Story by Katharine Fletcher; photos by Eric Fletcher

“Geology rocks,” says Chris Hinsperger, owner of Eganville's Bonnechere Caves. “The Ottawa Valley is home to fascinating geological features.”

He’s right. The Bonnechere site is just one of many destinations to discover.

Another thing he’s right about is his firm conviction that geology isn’t boring. It may seem complex, but National Capital Region residents have many places close by to handle fossils, visit museums which demonstrate how the Earth was formed, or go rockhounding to collect mineral specimens.

Click to read entire fall issue.
My article is on pp. 18-19.
Indeed, Ontario’s Highlands Region, an official tourism area that covers a thick slab of the province south and east of Algonquin Park along the Ottawa River right down to Arnprior, has developed a recreational geology program for people wanting to understand the story of the rocks.

Here are some basics...

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