Field stories : Metsähallitus and Geological Survey of Finland mapping the clay canyon together

This week Metsähallitus and Geological Survey of Finland worked together in order to take samples and do mapping on a clay labyrinth found in 2014 from Simo.

Video by Jaakko Haapamäki, Metsähallitus.

On Thursday morning Metsähallitus and GTK field workers put their heads together and made a plan for taking samples from a clay area in Simo which might be very old, and very interesting. The place was originally found in 2014 and now we finally had the chance to take samples of the clay for dating.

Maia and Geomari ready for mapping. Photo by Jaakko Haapamäki, Metsähallitus.
Clay labyrinth from above the surface and diver’s bubbles. Photo by Jaakko Haapamäki, Metsähallitus.

The weather was quite cloudy, but otherwise the conditions were perfect for diving because the water was very clear and visibility was good. We got samples from four different places, and now we just wait to hear how old this clay is! Stay tuned for more information on this beautiful clay labyrinth! 🙂

Clay labyrinth. Photo by Janni Ketola, Metsähallitus.
Diver doing a transect line in the clay labyrinth. Photo by Janni Ketola, Metsähallitus.
Old anchor found from the clay labyrinth. Photo by Janni Ketola, Metsähallitus.

Written by Suvi Saarnio, Metsähallitus

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