posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 06:09 PM
Considering where some of these imprints are found, I'd also consider that the land where they would be found is either subducted, eroded away due to
age, or buried quite far under.
I have asked at the facilities that store drilling cores if anyone has been looking at them to see if they find non-petroleum related finds on them,
and no one is. Now, this is still a seriouly limited depiction of what might be buried. Finding a needle in a haystack is WAY more likely. But,
even so, no one is looking at all.
To give you an idea what this might mean - the Burgess Shale surfaces at the top of some mountains in the Yoho National Park. This formation can be
found under the ground, and generally is quite deep generally considering it is the middle cambrian. But no one found the fossil deposits in the
drilling of this formation.
Finding deposits at surface of this age, where they haven't eroded or washed away over such a vast period of time isn't that likely.
Middle Cambrian, you're getting pretty close to the basement.
Consider where these fossils have been found, and they've literally been pushed up out of the deep deep underground by the remains of a continent
smashing into another continent. These mountains are relatively new (geologically), and very high (2nd highest) demonstrating the immense force they
have been subjected to to push that formation up.
edit on 2011/1/17 by Aeons because: (no reason given)