Geological Walking Tour of Downtown Calgary
Field Trip Leaders:
Bill Ayrton Ph.D
Date: July 28th, 1:00 - 4:00pm MST
Registration closes: July 26th, 2021 at 10am
A wonderful variety of rocks are excellently displayed on the buildings of downtown Calgary, each of which have their own histories and stories. The rocks, ranging in age from PreCambrian to Tertiary, include examples from local quarries and others from as far away as Scandinavia and India. Bill Ayrton will showcase these igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks and point out a variety of features such as fossils, porosity, cross-bedding, etc
About the Field Trip Leaders
Bill Ayrton received his Ph.D in geology in 1964 from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. After working in eastern Canada, Bill came to Calgary with Amoco Canada and was involved in exploration geology for more than 40 years. He founded several oil exploration companies, where he served as president, before he became an independent consulting geologist. He is a past president of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, and has won awards for technical excellence. He has developed several training programs for the oil and gas industry, and for decades has led field trips, including this one — which is being presented as part of Historic Calgary Week for the first time this year.