Stop 4: Rock Lover's Paradise


Rock pick




This is the view that greets a visitor upon first stepping into Stebbins Run.  It is a great place to look for interesting rocks.  Pictured here are tan- and buff-colored sandstones, gray siltstones, dark gray shales, bits of crystalline rock dragged down by Ice Age glaciers from the Canadian Shield, and white quartz pebbles eroded from the Sharon Conglomerate, called “Lucky Stones” by early settlers in the region.  The quartz pebbles were eroded from chunks of Sharon Conglomerate that were stripped from outcrops in Ohio and Pennsylvania and carried into the Gulch by glaciers.  

Erosion Surface
Rocks found in Stebbins Gulch
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