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Rockhounding Wisconsin

Rockhounding Wisconsin

by Robert Beard

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"A guide to the state's best sites!" This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 288 pages. Learn about the geology of Wisconsin with descriptions, maps, and photos.

Rockhounding Wisconsin
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
vii
Introduction
1
Rockhounding Basics
4
Geology of Wisconsin
12
Natural Resources
17
How To Use This Guide
23
Map Legend
26
Eastern Ridges and Lowlands
    1. Carol Beach Rocks
28
    2. Southport Park Beach Concrete
31
    3. Racine Quarry Silurian Fossils
33
    4. Wind Point Beach Silurian Fossils
37
    5. Estabrook Park Devonian Fossils
39
    6. Grafton Quarry Silurian Fossils
43
    7. Oakfield Ledge Quarry Crystal Vugs
46
    8. Wequiock Falls Ordovician Fossils
50
    9. Sturgeon Bay Silurian Coral Fossils
53
    10. Sturgeon Bay Quarry Park Silurian Fossils
56
    11. Kangaroo Lake Wayside Park Silurian Fossils
59
Western Upland
    12. Janesville Ordovician Fossils
62
    13. Albany Glauconitic Sandstone
65
    14. Monticello Sandstone
67
    15. New Glarus Fossils
69
    16. Mount Horeb Fossils
71
    17. Mineral Point White Sandstone
74
    18. Linden Lead Mine Calcite and Sphalerite
77
    19. Linden Pyrite and Chalcopyrite
80
    20. Mifflin Ordovician Fossils
82
    21. Shullsburg Chert
84
    22. New Diggings Calcite
89
    23. Hazel Green Pyrite and Sphalerite
92
    24. Platteville Fossils
95
    25. Dickeyville Ordovician White Sandstone
99
    26. Dickeyville Ordovician Fossils
102
    27. Fennimore Ordovician Fossils
104
    28. Millville Ordovician Fossils
107
    29. Plum Creek Chert
109
    30. Walker Hollow Road Chert
112
    31. Boscobel Dolostone-Sandstone Quarry
114
    32. Reads Creek Chert
116
    33. Ableman's Gorge Quartz Crystals
119
    34. Arcadia Sandstone Concretions
123
    35. Hanley Road Vuggy Dolostone
127
    36. Little Falls Dam Cambrian Fossils
130
Central Plain
    37. Redgranite Granite Quarry
134
    38. Necedah Bluff Cambrian Sandstone and Quartz Crystals
138
    39. Mauston Cambrian Sandstone Pseudo Fossils
141
    40. Elroy Banded Cambrian Sandstones
144
    41. Tunnel City Sandstone
147
    42. Saddle Mound Trace Fossils and Sandstone
149
    43. Black River Falls Iron Mine
152
    44. Black River Falls Precambrian Granite
155
    45. Wildcat Mound Giraffe Rock
157
    46. Big Falls Hornblende Gneiss
161
Northern Highland
    47. Quiver Falls Precambrian Metabasalt
166
    48. Pemebonwon River Precambrian Metabasalt
169
    49. Long Slide Falls Precambrian Greenschist
171
    50. Pembine Tonalite
174
    51. Niagara Railroad Cut Precambrian Granite
176
    52. Bradley Iron Mine Hematite and Iron Formation
179
    53. Pine River Power Plant Slate
181
    54. LaSalle Falls Black Tourmaline
185
    55. Pine River Red Tourmaline
188
    56. Florence Iron Mine
192
    57. Mountain Precambrian Feldspar
196
    58. Quartz Hill Precambrian Quartz Crystals
200
    59. Irma Hill Cambrian Sandstone
203
    60. Little Chicago Precambrian Metabasalt
207
    61. Stettin Precambrian Moonstone
210
    62. Stettin Precambrian Feldspar
214
    63. Wausau Precambrian Gneisses and Granites
216
    64. Rib Mountain Precambrian Quartzite
219
    65. Rib Mountain Rotten Granite
222
    66. Marathon Big Rib River Park Granite
224
    67. Jim Falls Gneiss and Granite
226
    68. Powell Precambrian Kyanite
230
    69. Montreal Mine Hematite and Magnetite
233
    70. Plummer Mine Magnetite and Hematite
237
    71. Saxon Falls Zeolites in Precambrian Basalt
240
    72. Mellen Rainbow Slaty Turbidites
243
    73. Ballou Creek Iron Formation
247
    74. Berkshire Iron Mine Hematite and Ruins
250
    75. Mellen Spotted Cow Rock
253
    76. Mellen Iron Formation
255
    77. Kornstead Road Precambrian Gabbro Quarries
257
    78. Mineral Lake Tower Iron Formation
260
    79. Grandview Marble Quarry
263
    80. Highway 27 Precambrian Basalt
266
    81. South Range Precambrian Basalt
269
Lake Superior Lowland
    82. Amnicon River Beach
274
    83. Saxon Harbor Beach
277
    84. Little Girls Point Beach
281
References Cited
283
Site Index
287
About the Author
288