Blue Mount Quarry, Blue Mount, Baltimore Co., Maryland, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||39° 36' 30'' North , 76° 37' 55'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||39.60833,-76.63194|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfa : Humid subtropical climate|
A traprock quarry in serpentinized gabbro. The contact with the Wissahikon schist is exposed in the quarry.
4 valid minerals.
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|Paleozoic - Proterozoic|
252.17 - 2500 Ma
Age: to Permian (252.17 - 2500 Ma)
Description: Chiefly serpentinite with partly to completely altered dunite, peridotite, pyroxenite, and massive to schistose soapstone; talc-carbonate rock and altered gabbro are common in some bodies.
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.