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Beaver Dam Quarry (Baker and Connelly Quarry), Cockeysville, Baltimore Co., Maryland, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 28' North , 76° 38' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.46667,-76.63333
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


A marble quarry owned by the Beaver Dam Marble Co. Started 1879 and reportedly abandoned and water-filled by 1940. Exposed Cockeysville Marble. The bottom portion of the Washington Monument is made with marble from this quarry.

Mineral List


7 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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Proterozoic
541 - 2500 Ma



ID: 2717167
Cockeysville Marble

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Cockeysville Marble

Description: Metadolomite, calc-schist, and calcite marble are predominant; calc-gneiss and calc-silicate marble widespread but minor; thickness about 750 feet.

Comments: secondary unit description from USGS Geologic Names lexicon (ref MD004): Author has erected a six-fold stratigraphy for the Cockeysville consisting of five unnamed members and one lens to accommodate the variety of rock types. These are the layered marble member (0 to 200 m), the massive metadolostone member (0 to 400 m), the layered metadolostone member (0 to 1.4 km), the massive metalimestone member (0 to 450 m), which includes the calc-gneiss lens (0 to 225 m), and the phlogopitic metalimestone member (0 to 300 m). Each member is described in detail. Thickness of the Cockeysville overall varies from 0 to 1.4 km, the range of the layered metadolostone. The relative ages of these units are uncertain. Unit as a whole is mapped as Cambrian to Ordovician(?).

Lithology: Major:{marble}, Minor:{calc silicate schist}, Incidental:{calc silicate gneiss}

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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References

Clark, W. B. et. al. (1898) Building and decorative stones of Maryland: Maryland Geological Survey Volume 2, Part 2 pages 176.

Ostrander, C. W. & W. E. Price (1940) Minerals of Maryland: Natural History Society of Maryland , 92 p.

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