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Moler Quarry (United States Steel Corp.), Jefferson Co., West Virginia, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 18' 9'' North , 77° 47' 48'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.30250,-77.79694
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


QUARRY IS OPERATED BY UNITED STATES STEEL CORPORATION.
OPERATION INCLUDES A PLANT.
Commodities (Major) - Limestone - General
Deposit Type: Sedimentary
Development Status: Past Producer


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3 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Cambrian
485.4 - 541 Ma



ID: 2884326
Tomstown Dolomite

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Tomstown Dolomite

Description: Thick-bedded, blue-gray, aphanitic, saccharoidal, and splintery dolomite, weathering coffee-brown; some siliceous limestone and black chert. Contains commercial beds of white, pure, low-silica dolomite.

Comments: Thickness: Northeastern 1000 ft, Southeastern - Shady-Tomstown Dolomite 800 ft (estimate only).

Lithology: Major:{dolostone}, Minor:{limestone,chert}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Early Cambrian
513 - 541 Ma



ID: 2460611
Dargan Member

Age: Cambrian (513 - 541 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Dargan Member

Comments: dark gray; medium,thick bedded; Secondary cleavage folation; trilobites; calcite; deep shelf to bank edge carbonate shoal; used for calcium carbonate

Lithology: Limestone

Reference: Davis, A.M., C.S. Southworth, J.E. Reddy, J.S. Schindler. Geologic Map Database of the Washington DC Area Featuring Data from Three 30 x 60 Minute Quadrangles: Frederick, Washington West, and Fredericksburg. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-227. [69]

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