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Rockhounding Delaware, Maryland, and the Washington, DC Metro Area

Rockhounding Delaware, Maryland, and the Washington, DC Metro Area

by Robert Beard

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A field guide to some of the region's best rockhounding sites! This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 269 pages, descriptions, maps and photos.

Rockhounding Delaware, Maryland, and the Washington, DC Metro Area
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
xi
Introduction
1
    Rockhounding Basics
4
    Geology
12
    Natural Resources
16
    How to Use This Guide
20
    Map Legend
24
Delaware
    1. Wilmington Bringhurst Gabbro
27
    2. Wilmington Blue Gneiss
30
    3. Woodlawn Quarry Mica and Feldspar
33
    4. Brandywine Springs Park Sillimanite
36
    5. White Clay Creek Orange Feldspar
39
    6. Iron Hill Geothite and Limonite
42
    7. Chestnut Hill Boxwork Limonite
45
    8. New Castle Battery Park Sea Glass
48
    9. Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Belemnites and Exogyra Oysters
51
    10. Odessa Petrified Wood
55
    11. Woodland Beach Sea Glass
59
    12. Kape Henlopen Beach Quartz
62
Maryland
    13. Big Elk Creek Orange Feldspar
67
    14. Elk Neck Hematitic Conglomerate
70
    15. Betterton Beach Sea Glass
73
    16. Tolchester Beach Sea Glass
76
    17. Octoraro Creek Serpentine
79
    18. Conowingo Dam River Rocks
81
    19. Black Barren Road Serpentine
84
    20. Conowingo Creek - Pilot road Serpentine
86
    21. Conowingo Boat Landing Schist and Micaceous Granitic Rock
88
    22. Whiteford Slate
91
    23. Cardiff Serpentine
94
    24. Kilgore Falls Pelitic Schist
96
    25. Loch Raven Lower Dam Quarry Albite Pegmatites
99
    26. Herring Run Marble, Feldspar, and Tourmaline
103
    27. Herring Run River Rocks and Glass
106
    28. Robert e. Lee Park Serpentine and Chromite
109
    29. Falls Road Serpentine Quarry
112
    30. Bare Hills Copper Mine Hornblende Schist - Chalcopyrite
115
    31. Gunpowder River Garnet and Crenulated Schist
118
    32. Hunt Valley McCormick Road Marble
122
    33. Hunt Valley Mall Garnet
125
    34. Oregon Ridge Goethite and Marble
127
    35. Soldiers Delight Serpentine
129
    36. Mineral Hill Mine Malachite and Talc Schist
133
    37. Dogwood Creek Feldspar and Mica Schist
136
    38. Frost Quarry Albite Feldspar
139
    39. Henryton Tunnel area Feldspar Quarry
141
    40. Middle Patuxent Banded Marble and Graphic Granite
144
    41. Sykesville Mine Specular Hematite
146
    42. Elba Furnace Glassy Slag
149
    43. Bowie Siderite and Shark Teeth
152
    44. Tarnans Branch Vivianite Concretions
156
    45. Bayfront Park Shark Teeth
159
    46. Flag Ponds Beach Shark Teeth
162
    47. Clavert Cliffs State Park Shark Teeth
166
    48. Chancellor Point Beach Quartz
168
    49. Point Lookout Beach Quartz
171
    50. Catoctin Furnace Glassy Slag and Limonite
174
    51. Highway 40 Metarhyolite
177
    52. Highway 40 Catoctin Metabasalt
179
    53. Highway 355 Frederick Limestone
182
    54. Ballenger Creek Road Potomac Marble
185
    55. Point of Rocks Goethite and Limonite
187
    56. McCoys Ferry Devonian Fossils
190
    57. Pecktonville Devonian Brachiopods
193
    58. Sandy Mile road Debonian Brachiopods and Gastropods
196
    59. Sideling Hill Roadcut
199
    60. Woodmont Station Devonian Brachiopods
202
    61. Corriganville Silurian-Debonian Crinoids and Brachiopods
205
    62. Hoffman Hill Strip Mine Pennsylvanian Plant Fossils
209
    63. Dawson Devonian Fossils
211
Washington, DC Metropolitan Area
    64. Muirkirk Clay Pits Dinosaur Park
216
    65. Bladensburg Siderite and Limeonite
219
    66. Wheeler Road Vivianite
222
    67. Henson Creek Tributary Fossils
225
    68. Fort Washington Gypsum Crystals and Fulgarites
228
    69. Piscataway Creek Tributary Turritella and Armored Mud Balls
232
    70. Purse State Park Shark Teeth and Turritella Fossils
235
    71. Westmoreland State Park Shark Teeth
239
    72. Caledon State Park Shark Teeth
242
    73. Government Island Sandstone Quarry
244
    74. Leesburg Potomac Marble
247
    75. Paint Branch Orange Feldspar and Micacceous Gneiss
251
    76. Northwest Branch Tributary Garnet and Tourmaline
254
    77. Travilah Serpentine Barrens
257
    78. Great Falls of the Potomac
260
Referances Cited
263
Site Index
267
About the Author
270