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  PA Mount Pleasant Mills
  USA

Added:
august 2012
Last Modified:
august 2012

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Location description

In the National Limestone quarry near Mount Pleasant Mills, limestone from the Tonoloway formation from the lower Silurian period is exposed. Sandstone is also exposed. The best finds come from the upper layers in the quarry. The sediments here are heavily folded. Local geological societies regularly organize trips to this quarry.


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Directions

Mount Pleasant Mills is located in the centre of Pennsylvania, north of Harrisburg. The quarry is located west of Mount Pleasant Mills.

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Finds

Corals, brachiopods, gastropods. Also several types of minerals can be found here (i.e. Wavellite and Strontianite).

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Other locations in the area

Fossil location: PA Danville (Montour Fossil Pit)
Mineral location: Meckley quarry
Society: Central Pennsylvania Rock and Mineral Club: St. Thomas United Church

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