Roger Williams Park, Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||41° 47' 2'' North , 71° 24' 39'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||41.78389,-71.41083|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfa : Humid subtropical climate|
Roger Williams Park is 427-acre (173 ha) city park. The Museum of Natural History, founded in 1896, is located in the park.
2 valid minerals.
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298.9 - 323.2 Ma
|Narragansett Bay Group - Rhode Island Formation|
Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Rhode Island Formation
Description: In northern Rhode Island, consists of gray to black, fine- to coarse-grained quartz arenite, litharenite, shale, and conglomerate, with minor beds of anthracite and meta-anthracite. In southern Rhode Island, consists of meta-sandstone, meta-conglomerate, schist, carbonaceous schist, and graphite. Plant fossils are common.
Comments: Part of Esmond-Dedham Subterrane. Narragansett Bay Group - deposited upon older rocks of both West Bay and East Bay parts of the Esmond-Dedham subterrane.
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.