Tasmania’s Oldest Fossils

A joint lecture of the Royal Society of Tasmania and the Tasmanian branch of the Geological Society of Australia.

Twelve years ago, a new occurrence of an enigmatic Precambrian macrofossil (Horodyskia – ‘string of beads’) was described from a quarry near Balfour, Tasmania. The first Horodyskia fossils were found in Montana, and the Tasmanian occurrence is now known to be of similar age. This talk will describe the Tasmanian Horodyskia discovery and geological (and historical) links between Tasmania and Montana.

Free for members of the Royal Society of Tasmania and Geological Society of Australia. $6 – General admission, $4 – for students, QVMAG or TMAG Friends, and members of Launceston Historical Society.

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