Stories In Stone virtual tour with David B. Williams
Wed, Jun 10, 2020 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Most people do not think of looking for geology from the sidewalks they travel, but for the intrepid geologist any good rock can tell a fascinating story. On this virtual walk, which incorporates illustrations and photographs, you will explore a range of rocks equal to any assembled by plate tectonics, from 3.5-billion-year-old gneiss to 120,000 years old travertine; fossils the size of cinnamon rolls, and rock used by the Romans to build the Colosseum. In this tour of Seattle building stone, local author David B. Williams will discuss history, transportation, and architecture to give you a new way to appreciate urban geology. Plus, you’ll even be able to “visit" a couple of quarries and see where the stone originates.
Photo: 155 million year old ammonite from the Grand Hyatt Hotel