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The goal of this virtual field trip to Iridium Hill, Montana is to investigate the disappearance of dinosaur fossils above the Cretaceous/ Tertiary boundary. The site provides rock outcrop photos of Cretaceous and Tertiary strata (Hell Creek and Fort Union Formations), stratigraphic sections and supporting text for this classic iridium-bearing locality. Topics include the K/T boundary, iridium concentrations, stratigraphy, sedimentology and, fluvial and lacustrine depositional environments.
Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology Resource Type: Activities:Virtual Field Trip, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities Special Interest: Online Course or Activity Focus on the Cretaceous: Paleontology Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:WaterKeywords: ancient river deposits, Chicxulub impact, extinction