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Rockhounding New York

Rockhounding New York

by Robert Beard

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"A field guide to some of the New York's best rockhounding sites!" This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 277 pages, descriptions, maps, and photos.

Rockhounding New York
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
ix
Introduction
1
Rockhounding Basics
4
New York Geology
10
New York Natural Resources
14
How to Use This Guide
17
Map Legend
20
Atlantic Coastal Plain
    1. Orient Point Beach Quartz Pebbles
21
    2. Rocky Point Beach Quartz Pebbles
24
    3. Lloyd Neck Cliffs Indian Paint Pots
26
Manhattan Prong
    4. Staten Island Ferry Serpentine and Gneiss
29
    5. Staten Island Todt Hill Serpentine
33
    6. Inwood Park Shoreline Rocks
36
    7. Valhalla - Kensico Dam Quarry Orange Gneiss
39
Hudson Highlands
    8. Hogencamp Iron Mine
42
    9. Hasenclever Iron Mine
45
    10. Bear Mountain Highway 6 Minerals
47
    11. Hudson Railroad Cut Calcite
50
    12. Philips Mine Sulfides
52
    13. Mount Taurus Quarry
54
    14. Amity - Pine Island Calcite
56
Taconic Mountains
    15. Millerton Iron Mine Pond Blue Slag
59
    16. Weed Mines Limonite and Hematite
62
    17. Souty Bay Roadside Quarry Ripple Marks
64
    18. Pulpit Point Road Graphite Boulders
67
Hudson - Mohawk Lowlands
    19. Highland Mills Fossils
69
    20. Wurtsboro Lead Mines
72
    21. Ellenville Pyrite and Quartz
75
    22. Kingston Highway 32 Calcite Crystals
77
    23. Kingston Highway 209 Fossils
80
    24. Catskill Highway 23 Taconic Unconformity
82
    25. Stark's Knob Pillow Basalts and Pyrite
84
    26. Lester Park Stromatolites
87
    27. Canajoharie Creek Fossils
89
    28. Diamond Acres Herkimer Diamonds
92
    29. Crystal Grove Herkimer Diamonds
95
    30. Herkimer Diamond Mines
97
    31. Ace of Diamonds Mine
101
    32. Newville Nowadaga Creek Graptolites and Trilobites
103
    33. Ilion Jerusalem Hill road Orange Travertine
105
    34. Forge Hollow Travertine
107
Adirondack Mountains
    35. Batchellerville Pegmatites
109
    36. Barton Mines Garnet
112
    37. Hooper Mine Garnets
115
    38. Speculator Highway 30 Diopside and Garnet
117
    39. Brant Lake Roadcut Quartz Crystals
119
    40. Rock Pond Mine Sulfides
122
    41. Ironville Blue and Green Slag
124
    42. Schroon Lake roadcut Minerals
127
    43. Minerva Railroad Cut Light Blue Calcite
129
    44. Tahawus Mine Titaniferous Magnetite
131
    45. Blue Ridge Labradorite
134
    46. Newcomb Highway 28 Calcite with Graphite
136
    47. Long Lake Highway 30 Fluorite and Calcite
138
    48. Roaring Brook Falls Labradorite
140
    49. Cascade Lakes Calcite and Diopside
142
    50. Lewis Mine Entrance Wollastonite
144
    51. Willsboro Dump Road Wollastonite, Garnet, and Diopside
146
    52. Lyon Mountain Magnetite
148
    53. Standish Slag
152
    54. Pierrepont Dillabough Road Hematite
155
    55. West Pierrepont Selleck Roat Tremolite
158
    56. Pyrites Pyrite
160
    57. Richville Rock Island Roadcut Calcite
162
    58. Edwards Campbell Road Calcite
164
    59. Star Lake Benson Mines Minerals
166
    60. Fine Roadcut Titanite, Pyroxene, and Purple Fluorite
168
    61. Hailesboro Banded Marble Road Cut
170
    62. Balmat Sylvia Lake Talc
172
    63. Talcville Tremolite and Talc
174
    64. Harrisville Mine Blue Calcite and Wollastonite
176
    65. Oxbow Road Calcite
178
    66. Yellow Lake Roadcut Calcite
180
Tug Hill Plateau
    67. Whetstone Gulf Fossils
182
    68. Whittaker Falls Brachiopods
185
Allegheny Plateau
    69. Thacher Park Zoophycos and Brachiopods
188
    70. Schoharie Rickard Road Fossils
192
    71. North Blenheim Schoharie Creek Fossils
194
    72. Leesville Highway 20 Fossils
196
    73. Cherry Valley Highway 20 Corals
198
    74. Fly Creek / Cooperstown Highway 28 Fossils
200
    75. Brookfield Beaver Creek Road Fossils
202
    76. Hamilton Briggs Road Quarry Fossils
205
    77. Hubbardsville Cole Hill Road Fossils
207
    78. Morrisville Swamp road Fossils
209
    79. Chittenango Falls Calcite and Celestite
211
    80. Borodino Highway 41 Fossils
214
    81. Pompey Center Highway 20 Fossils
216
    82. Marcellus Shale Type Sections and Concretions
218
    83. Tully I-81 and Highway 80 Fossils
221
    84. Hoxie Gorge Fossils
223
    85. Vestal Route 26 Fossils
225
    86. Chemung Narrows Former Highway 17 Fossils
228
    87. Waverly Old Highway 34 Rugose Corals
230
    88. Portageville Highway 436 Road Aggregate Fossils
232
    89. Fall Brook Falls Brachiopods and Corals
235
    90. East Bethany Francis Road Railroad Cut Fossils
237
    91. Alden Spring Creek Trilobites and Concretions
239
    92. Chestnut Ridge Park Eternal Flame
242
    93. Chautauqua Creek - Lyons Road Fossils
244
Ontario Lowlands
    94. Ontario Furnaceville Hematite
247
    95. Genesee River Gorge Hematite
251
Atlantic Coastal Plain
    96. Penn Dixie Site Trilobites
254
    97. South Branch Smokes Creek Fossils
258
    98. Eighteen Mile Creek Fossils
260
References Cited
263
Index
271
About the Author
278