Today’s post is a brief update on the last two excavations at Solite Quarry and yes, I know, it is WAY overdue. On Day 18, Ray and the crew spread out along the outcrop to continue working through the overburden. In doing so, multiple fish and plants were found. Kal continued to remove the final layers just above the insect. As a result, I had quite a bit of work to do when we return to the pit on Day 19.
Day 19 was a very productive day in regards to collecting the insect bed. Due to the amount of insect bed that was exposed the previous week, Kal, Sydney and I were able to collected ~10-11 sq. ft. of insect bed. I was also able to train them on how to collect the insect bed. Due to my recent amount of travel, I was unable to attend some of the excavations and wanted to ensure that there was at least one other person on the crew besides Ray who knows how to collect the insect bed. This way, the insect bed can still be collected while Ray deals with other excavation matters.