Donated Fossils Enrich Leye-Fengshan Global Geopark Museum
Recently, the International Research Centre on Karst, UNESCO and China Geological Survey have donated 43 Permian and Triassic paleontological fossils specimen, which are the same as those exposed stratigraphy in the area of Leye-Fengshan Global Geopark.
These fossils are discovered by the "Huangtong-Baise Railway" project team of the International Research Centre on Karst, UNESCO and China Geological Survey. The project team took advantage of its expertise and organized manpower to collect a series of standard fossil samples according to stratigraphic age and paleontological evolutionary chronology, which were scientifically numbered and recorded, as they learned that Leye-Fengshan Global Geopark was in need of relevant series of specimens to update and improve the museum.
These fossils are rich in variety, including corals, fusulinids, ammonites, crinoid stems, bivalves, plants and vermiglyphs, which are an important part of the geological heritages in Leye area. these fossils are an important tool for stratigraphic division, dating and earth evolution research, and have high scientific value, while for others, these fossils have very good aesthetic ornamental value and science popularization value, and will play a positive role in promoting museum construction, science popularization and tourism development in the geopark.
The donation ceremony was held on the first floor of Leye-Fengshan Glboal Geopark Museum on the morning of May 9, and the experts from the International Research Centre on Karst, UNESCO and China Geological Survey government officials of Leye county and the management committee of Leye-Fengshan UGGP attended this ceremony.