No swimming at Richmond in Qld
We went for a day trip today, leaving the van behind, to Richmond which is about 100k west of Hughendon. Main aim was to go to Kronosaurus Korner. This is a fossil preparation laboratory and museum given over to the discoveries made in the Richmond area. Richmond has a different geological background to Hughendon and Muttaburra. Richmond was at the bottom of the ancient Eromanga inland sea, which covered much of central Australia and emptied into the seas currently to the north. On the other hand Hughendon and Muttaburra were on dry land in these times, on the shoreline of the sea. The fossils on show in Richmond are therefore marine based….various reptilian fish, sharks, molluscs and the like. At H and M the fossils were land based, the typical ‘dinosaur’, and were deposited more likely in lake,swamp and river systems unless washed down into the sea.
The Richmond display was really eye opening, bits and are being found all the time it seems. Reallly worth the day trip to see it all. The fellow in the attached picture was a real nasty type and would have made swimming in the sea a dangerous exercise and one to be avoided.