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Ammonite Falls

Jameson Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia

Ammonite Falls is one of three significant waterfalls in Benson Creek, in Mount Benson's northwestern foothills. This is a vertical place, its cliffsides studded with oceanic fossils.

Ammonite Falls is named for the fossils that inhabit the stack of sedimentary layers of rock kept slick by the falls. A brief foray into the rock matrix in the Benson Creek Falls Regional Park reveals a vast number of concretions, ball'o'fossils that can be broken open to reveal ancient life.

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    guestBook Guestbook/ kbrwh/ Aug 14, 2015

    It's a bit of a tougher hike, but it's definitely worth it. Very muddy!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ kbrwh/ Aug 14, 2015
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Ammonite Falls is one of how many significant waterfalls found in Mount Benson's northwestern foothills?

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  • Ammonite Falls
    guestBook Guestbook/ kbrwh/ Aug 14, 2015

    It's a bit of a tougher hike, but it's definitely worth it. Very muddy!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ kbrwh/ Aug 14, 2015

Ammonite Falls is one of three significant waterfalls in Benson Creek, in Mount Benson's northwestern foothills. This is a vertical place, its cliffsides studded with oceanic fossils.

Ammonite Falls is named for the fossils that inhabit the stack of sedimentary layers of rock kept slick by the falls. A brief foray into the rock matrix in the Benson Creek Falls Regional Park reveals a vast number of concretions, ball'o'fossils that can be broken open to reveal ancient life.

Jameson Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia
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