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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): 40.36507,-83.77395
Köppen climate type:Dfa : Hot-summer humid continental climate

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.

Mineral List

1 valid mineral.

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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358.9 - 419.2 Ma

ID: 2950444
Detroit River Group and Columbus Limestone, Undivided

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Detroit River Group; Columbus Limestone

Description: Dolomite, pale yellow-gray to light brown weather brown; thin to massive bedded; fine crystalline; local quartz sand in lower portion.

Lithology: Major:{dolostone}, Incidental:{sand}

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]

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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 The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, M.S. thesis (unpublished): 265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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