The fossil beds in Grand Bay.
Location: 1/2 mile south and 1/2 mile north of Grand Bay Village.
On the Windward Coast of Carriacou.
Both sites contain about 30 feet of well bedded fine grained ashy shales which are exposed along the shore.
Fossils of Gastenopoda, Pleurotoma, Alvitra, Phos, Pyrala and Conus are present.
When wet with seawater, the fossils look very well preserved.
Trocolyathus and Flabellum can also be seen.
The Globorotalia Fobsifobsi (Grand Bay Beds) have been correlated with the Lower Miocene Baitoa formation of the Dominican Republic.
The fossil beds are the only known beds in Grenada which are plainly visible.
The beds provide excellent opportunities for education, illustrating prehistoric shellfish, some of which are long since extinct.
- Read the journal of a recent archeological investigation at this site,