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A New Exhibit in Arkville

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We have, up and running, an exhibit at the Erpf Center. That’s at the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development in Arkville. The exhibit is devoted to describing the stratigraphy and Devonian geological history of the Catskills. We have a number of posters describing the different stratigraphic units of the Catskills. And we have a number of rock specimens too; these mostly show the fossils of the Catskills. We are jointed by noted photographer Art Murphy. Art has made a name for himself photographing mostly Devonian fossils. Our exhibit will be up until July 30. We hope that you can come and see it.

 

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A First Post on a New Blog

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                            Welcome to our brand spanking new blog site “The Catskill Geologist

 

We are just starting out so we will be a little rough at first. We have some learning to do. Let’s visit a nice glacial moraine. Take Route 23A east from its intersection with Rte. 32 Turn left onto Ramsey Schoolhouse Rd.1 Palenville moraine

and head north. You will pass onto Paul Saxe Road and continue north. As you approach Cauterskill Road look to your right. There is a lovely moraine. See the kettle pond and rising above it a small knoll. We call that knoll a kame. This is kame and kettle topography. Look north and, in your mind’s eye, see a glacier rising above the moraine.

Now, let’s turn around and go a short distance back down the road. Look to your right (west) and you will see a cross section of a moraine, exposed along the side of the road. See the large boulders, something typical of a moraine.

4 Palenville C

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