Excerpt #1 (September 3, 2010)
I can conclude at this point, that the smaller of the spikes is of a biological origin and dated tobe 480 myo +/- 20,000 years. This is known as the Lower/Early Series in the Ordovician Period.Dating on the larger spike is inconclusive as Keith has instructed me that permission is granted toprobe deeper into the specimens core for a more accurate results. I was still able to get a readingfrom the scrapings I took and got a 400 myo +/- 12,000 years. This is known as theSilurian/Devonian Boundary Period.
Dr. Gary Stonely, PhD, Paleontologist/PhD, MicrobiologistExcerpt #2 (September 7, 2010)
However, I spent time after hours with the specimen Keith supplied me with and came up witha different relative age from before. To recap, the scrapings I tested before are dated to 400 myo+/- 12,000 years (Silurian/Devonian Boundary) and are indeed of biological origin. Now the 12gram sample results from late last night
s endeavor gave me 484 million years old +/- 12,000years. This outcome puts a time stamp to the Lower/Early Series in the Ordovician Period. Theresults are very comparable to the first smaller of the spikes I tested.Studying the internal cores in the next few weeks will prove promising. I have arranged for twoof last year
s university PhD paleontology graduate students to assist me with internal corephase. I will be able to acquire accurate aging of the elements and analyze the mineralcompositions more thoroughly with additional assistance.
Dr. Gary Stonely, PhD, Paleontologist/PhD, MicrobiologistExcerpt #3 (September 20, 2010)
I was persuaded to work the weekend to acquire test results on the large spike I recently pickedup in Brooks, AB. The results are all you need to lure the scientific community into theunderstanding. At this point, I cannot test origins of species; rather, testing for biological makeup and compositions is all we can do at this point. There is no doubt that this larger of spikes isof a biological origin. It differs slightly from the previous samples and tests I have conducted.I have taken four photographs and made a collage to make one photo. The first of photos (topleft) is of me holding the center core of the large spike. The core contains a rich iron band andtrace carbons surrounded by rich calcium. The second photo (top right) shows U.Cambrian/Ordovician micro-fossils which are discovered all over the Ordovician Period. Thethird photo (bottom left) shows the fist cross section cut of the large spike and displays calciumnodules within the matrix. The fourth photo (bottom right) is of a thin sectioned slice of the corecontaining the iron bands, calcium and trace carbons.
Dr. Gary Stonely, PhD, Paleontologist/PhD, Microbiologist(See photo collage, next page)