Sunshine Coast Elder College

Spring 2020

Carbonate Geology on the Sunshine Coast

Limestone is a sedimentary rock usually composed of just one mineral – calcium carbonate or CaCO3. Limestones are primarily of organic (fossil) origin. Most limestones become abundant in the Cambrian era, about 600 million years ago, and some in the older Precambrian. Limestones may also be deposited from calcareous springs as stalagmites and stalactites. Limestones are found on the north end of Texada Island and in a few patches on the Sechelt Peninsular. This course will outline what makes limestones unique and why we find a few remnants of ancient limestone on the Sunshine Coast.


Two Wednesdays and One Thursday,

January 8, March 26 and April 1


 10 a.m. to Noon


Capilano University campus, Sechelt

Field Trip

on April 1 to John Phare (Wormy) Lake

and Homesite Creek


Peter Hews

Course fee $36.75 (GST incl.)