Verified Stromatolite ~ Precambrian

This particular Stromatolite is believed to be similar to Precambrian stroms found in Missouri that are from the 1.5 bya period.   It weighs 17 lbs. with approximately 10 oz. of slices removed from it.   Please note that the first four pictures below, after the weight photo, are of the rock itself.   Actual slices taken from the rock are at the very bottom.

This Stromatolite is phenomenal.   And I’m not saying that because I found it and it is in all probability Precambrian according to Dr. Bruce L. Stinchcomb.    If you find something like this, can you name it after yourself?   The designs and colors in the slices vary in every way imaginable.   I have looked at hundreds of stroms under the scope, and nothing has yet compared with this one.   That is why it deserved a page of its own.

Since April 2011 I have realized I was finding fossils on my property.   When you pick up thousands of rocks and they all have similar shapes and markings, you know something fishy is going on.   I take that back; I was the only person in Oregon that knew something  fishy was going on.   Everyone else said “That’s normal” and refused to look at any of the rocks.   And they  had some sort of fear/trepidation because they also refused to step foot on my property.   I think they were afraid they might actually see fossils!   I had made numerous statements that you can’t walk without stepping on them, and that is still true today.

I know this sounds crazy and makes no sense at all.   Why would Oregon’s “experts” refuse to admit that fossils were being found?   I don’t know and I have never been able to figure it out.   It’s a Good-Old-Boys club, that’s for sure, with a very condescending group of men.   With the exception of a few Rare Gems in Oregon like Drs. Gregory Retallack and Jad D’Allura, they are a rather humorless bunch to boot.

When you live in Oregon and have to ship your rocks to St. Louis, MO in order to get them looked at, you know something is amiss.   As I type this information there is still not one “expert” in Oregon in all these years that has looked at my fossils.  They have all refused.    I notified several people I have been working with that we had potential Precambrian “verified” stroms down here in southern Oregon, and have heard nothing back.   But then I had figured out that some of my fossils were Precambrian (via process of elimination) about 1-1/2 years ago.   I’m an engineer, not a geologist, so can use unorthodox methods!

Years ago there was an annoying little geologist that came to my house to look at some rocks.   I didn’t know much of anything, and still don’t, but I did know that these rocks I wanted him to look at were fossils.   I didn’t have microscopes back then, but under normal magnification you could see the same structures, designs, indentations, etc. on the rocks, and they matched one another.   The rocks were large; 10 lbs. up to about 40 lbs.

The geologist got very upset; he had a fiery temper and he stormed out of my house after dropping a rock on my wooden table.    I had asked him why the rocks couldn’t be fossils.   He had told me I had all “metamorphic and igneous” rocks on my property, no sedimentary rocks.   He misidentified absolutely everything he looked at and touched.   Everything.   What are the chances of that?   He stated that all the rocks I was showing him were common foliated schist and gneiss with quartz.    I brought up chert; he said “Impossible.”

You can see those rocks, and many more on this page.   They were some of my Large Stromatolite Rocks that he was inspecting.   He stated he doesn’t even pick up common stuff like that.   Apparently not since I am the only person finding fossils in this area.   Maybe he should start picking up the “common stuff.”

Please click on all the thumbnails below to see the larger pictures.   It takes a few more seconds, but details can’t be seen in the photos unless you do that.   Thanks!


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5 thoughts on “Verified Stromatolite ~ Precambrian”

  1. I don’t believe that I identified these as Precambrian however,
    what Kathy has are almost identical to laminar stromatolites which occur in Mesoproterozoic rocks in the Missouri Ozarks associated felsic tuffs. Similar siliceous tuffs of Cenozoic age associated with radiolarian bearing cherts could be what is illustrated here.

    1. Thank you so much Bruce. No, you didn’t identify them as Pre-Cambrian in your latest book, and I was hoping you would. My hands are totally tied, and the frustration is something I can’t properly describe. I have been “bashed” so much in Oregon over my discoveries, I had to give up to save my sanity. I did send specimens to an expert in Southern California, and he verified that all mineral contents were as we expected. But since he was not familiar with Stromatolites as we are, he could not give any expert opinions on that aspect. I literally put away all my microscopes, testing equipment, etc. and stopped working on my web-site.

      The State of Oregon actually came out and stated there was “No One in the State” that knew anything about Stroms, and I should continue to just work with you! LOL…Well that’s a bit difficult considering our distance separation. Bruce, any and all suggestions would be appreciated. With love and hugs and admiration…Kathy

      1. Bruce, I should clarify what I stated above. You did state in your book that what Kathy Dean in Williams OR found is “…similar to…” the Missouri formations and the Klamath Mountains are a “geologically complex region” and you included a picture of a slice similar to my “Strom 09 Slice A” finding in your book. I had of course mailed you the samples.

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