Fascinating fossils found

Rocks found near Little Fort date from the Triassic period - 200 to 250 million years ago

Little Fort residents Ruby Jaggernath and Jim Chambers .

Little Fort residents Ruby Jaggernath and Jim Chambers .

Little Fort residents Ruby Jaggernath and Jim Chambers examine fossils taken from a rockface near their home. They were leading a day-trip by close to a dozen members of the Thompson-Nicola Paleontological Society on Sunday, July 22.

FossilRight: A rock taken from another location found during the trip contains the fossilized remains of Monotis, a type of bivalve that is an index fossil for the Triassic period of 200 to 250 million years ago. A ruler beside it shows scale in centimeters.