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Walter Benstead

I have had a residence at Panorama Mountain for the last five years and every time I have driven from Invermere up to the mountain I have had a curiosity about the passing rocks . I am sure many others have too and thus I would like to share my geological fascination and some neat points of interest with you .

I am a partly retired geologist who has done decades of mapping and exploration projects across British Columbia, Alberta , Saskatchewan and overseas. My educational background is a BSc in Geology from the University of Western Ontario and I am a registered Profesional Geoscientist. My first career years involved extensive surface geological mapping in the Arctic and Australia . The subject intrigues me. The area bedrock geology of the Purcells tells of its long history and the foundation that our streams, mountains , soils and vegetation are built on and from.