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Niagara Stone Products Co. Quarry, Bellefontaine, Logan Co., Ohio, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 21' 54'' North , 83° 46' 26'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.3650653973, -83.7739520899


An abandoned and filled in quarry, west of Bellefontaine, section 5, SE ¼, Harrison Township. Carlson (1991) described the locality as an “Old Quarry” west of Bellefontaine.

Moses (1922) described the locality as a quarry of the Niagara Stone Products Company that was used for railroad ballast, flux stone and concrete work. Moses (1922) observed calcite crystals in cavities in the Lucas Dolomite and Columbus Limestone Formation. Stout (1941) later visited the site to validate Moses’ (1922) claims.

After viewing aerial photographs of the quarry’s location, it appears that material was filled in the quarry voids from 1959 to 1972.

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References

Moses, C.F. (1922) The geology of the Bellefontaine outlier. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, M.S. thesis (unpublished): 265

Stout, W.E. (1941) Dolomites and limestones of western Ohio. Ohio Division of Geological Survey, Bulletin 45: 230

Carlson, E.H. (1991) Minerals of Ohio. Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Bulletin 69: 155

Carlson, E.H. (2015) Minerals of Ohio. Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Bulletin 69: 290

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