Ediacaran Period Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bucketeer
S 31° 19.897 E 138° 38.002
54J E 274822 N 6531226
Quick Description: The 'Golden Spike' marks the Ediacaran period boundary in the rock exposed in Enorama Creek
Location: South Australia, Australia
Date Posted: 4/21/2021 6:10:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM145JM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 2

Long Description:
One of 74 GSSPs located across the globe, this is the only GSSP in the southern hemisphere.
The Ediacaran Period is a geological period that spans 94 million years from the end of the Cryogenian Period 635 million years ago (Mya), to the beginning of the Cambrian Period 541 Mya. It marks the end of the Proterozoic Eon, and the beginning of the Phanerozoic Eon. It is named after the Ediacara Hills of South Australia.

A Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) is an internationally agreed upon reference point on a stratigraphic section which defines the lower boundary of a stage on the geologic time scale. The effort to define GSSPs is conducted by the International Commission on Stratigraphy, a part of the International Union of Geological Sciences. Most, but not all, GSSPs are based on paleontological changes. Hence GSSPs are usually described in terms of transitions between different faunal stages.
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Parking Coordinates: S 31° 19.882 E 138° 37.789

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