a bed of Cambrian sedimentary rock in the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia containing many unique invertebrate fossils
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Scientific definitions for Burgess Shale
A rock formation in the western Canadian Rockies that contains numerous fossilized invertebrates from the early Cambrian Period.
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Cultural definitions for Burgess Shale
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