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New York

  • Specimen Number


  • Description

    Broken slab of yellow rust-stained, buff-colored  firmly cemented quartz sandstone (?) or quartzite (?). The grains are too strongly bonded to pry apart.  Closeup clearly shows granular texture and purity.

  • Classification

     Sedimentary. Sandstone.  Quartz arenite.  An alternative classification is quartzite with a low grade. I can't differentiate these without a thin section.

  • Location & Occurrence


  • Geologic Age


  • Geoheritage


  • Links

    Link to State Geological Map from USGS.  Link to New York State Museum (Geology).

  • Other

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Specimen stone for New  York.
Closeup of New York stone. Outline of New York. Geo Map of New York.