Beacon Pole Hill quarry, Cumberland, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||41° 59' 42'' North , 71° 26' 37'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||41.99505,-71.44370|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfa : Humid subtropical climate|
Off Tower Hill Road.
13 valid minerals.
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298.9 - 323.2 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)
Comments: Narragansett And Boston Basins
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. 
541 - 1000 Ma
|Blackstone Group - epidote and biotite schist|
Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Blackstone Group
Description: Green to gray, fine-grained, massive to thinly-bedded mica schist, quartzite, and marble. Schist consists of quartz plus chlorite, muscovite, and/or biotite. Includes rock mapped formerly as Sneech Pond Schist, Mussey Brook Schist, and marble.
Comments: Part of Esmond-Dedham Subterrane (West Bay Area)
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.