Witte Hi Pt S P Geology

6 the folds core contains the martinsburg formation

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Unformatted text preview: crops or above bedrock that lies very close to the surface. Boulders in this setting are generally angular in shape, and may be as much as 25 feet long. The second place is in areas of thick till, boulder fields form massive, oval-shaped accumulations that lie near the base of hillslopes, and more rarely they occur on broad uplands where they may have been deposited by the glacier. Boulders in this setting generally have a subrounded shape, their corners worn down during glacial transport. Sorting is common and many boulders form crude stone circles. The third location where bouldery accumulations are found is in small upland valleys and elongated fields along hillslopes formed in places where meltwater washed over the till leaving the heavier stones behind. Bedrock is folded throughout the park (fig. 2), but such folds are not easily observed because of their large size. They are best noted when passing through the park in a northwest-southeast direction, 27 across the trend of the mountain. 0.0 mi/0.9 mi From Stop 2, continue on Scenic Drive. 0.3 mi/1.2 mi Turn right onto Monument Drive. 0.4 mi/1.6 mi High Point Monument parking area. Park and walk to Stops 3 and 4. Stop 3 REST ROOMS N CONCESSION 0 150 feet NT NU ME STOP 3 (SW) MO HIGH POINT MON. View to the southwest along the curving ridge line of Kittatinny Mountain (fig. 16). DR STOP 3 (NE) STOP 3 (NW) Explanation IV E Geology - Panoramic view of New Jersey Highlands, Kittatinny Valley, Kittatinny Mountain, Shawangunk Mountains, Catskill Mountains, Minisink Valley, Pocono Plateau. PA RK IN G Location - Port Jervis South quadrangle, Kittatinny Mountain, High Point Monument. STOP 3 (E) TO 23 The large, high ridge that forms the spine of Kittatinny Mountain is underlain by tough quartzite and conglomerate of the Shawangunk Formation. The lower area west of the ridge is underlain by less resistant red shale and sandstone of the Bloomsburg Red Beds, and several of the smaller hills in this area are drumlins. Because the Shawangunk Formation is highly resistant to weathering and erosion, it s...
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