Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Three New Sites Added To DCNR’s Trail Of Geology Guides

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’
Trail of Geology just got a bit longer. And more interesting.

Three new sites have been added to the series of publications and guides created by DCNR’s Bureau of Geological Survey to guide and connect visitors to the geology of our parks and forests. New sites are:

-- Cornwall mines in Lebanon County -- The Cornwall mines operated from 1732 to 1973, and during many of those years was the largest mine in America.

-- Baughman Rock in Fayette County -- From the rock, one can see the Youghiogheny River, Ohiopyle gorge, Victoria Bend, and more. (photo)

-- Jumonville Glen rocks in Fayette County -- An illustrated summary about the role of the Burgoon Sandstone in the first military battle in the French and Indian War.

The Bureau of Geological Survey created the guides for the geologic explorer in all of us.

The guides consist of nontechnical booklets and papers describing the geology of selected Pennsylvania parks, trails (land and water), and points of interest.

If a Trail of Geology publication exists for a state park or forest, you can find a link to the publication on the individual state park or forest pages.

  For more information on state parks and forests and recreation in Pennsylvania, visit DCNR’s website, Click Here to sign up for the Resource newsletter, Visit the Good Natured DCNR Blog,  Click Here for upcoming events, Click Here to hook up with DCNR on other social media-- Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

(Reprinted from the December 23 DCNR Resource newsletter.  Click Here to sign up for your own copy.)

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[Posted: December 24, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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