Virtual Museum ID: 19-OM02
Bivalves are a class of mollusc with two shells joined at a hinge. Their shells are usually made of calcium carbonate, which is hard and easily preserved, making bivalve fossils relatively common. Different bivalve species inhabit different environments and existed at different times in geological history. By identifying the species, geologists can estimate how old a rock is and what conditions it formed under, whether in a lake, or a beach, or further offshore in deeper water.
The information listed below relates to the current holding location or collection that the sample is from, and whether the item is viewable at that location or is part of a private collection. Coordinates are given as guides, and we remind you that collecting specimens from these locations is not allowed. Caution is advised visiting such sites and Below BC assumes no responsibility for any injuries or trespassing charges that may occur as a result of the viewer entering these sites.
Original Collection:Oliver & District Heritage Society Museum (OM)
Virtual Museum ID:19-OM02
Date Added to VM:2019-06-06
Sample Origin:White Lake, B.C.
Primary Mineral Formula:N/A
Advanced Geological Information
The following section provides geological data relating to the specimen or the site it was collected from, when available. Information has been obtained from various sources including private and government datasets but may not be up to date. Any geological time periods or ages listed often relate to the primary geology of the area, and may not be the actual date of an event such as mineral formation.