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change in climate and food source. ECONOMIC RESOURCES
There has been limited economic use of the park’s bedrock
materials. Minor lead and zinc deposits occur in quartz veins that
crosscut bedding in the Shawangunk Formation. The remnants
of a formerly active small mine are found in the southern end of
the park. A small shaft and dump piles are all that remain. The
park obtains material for road and trail maintenance from two
small borrow pits in the High Point Member of the Martinsburg
Formation. Southeast of the park, near the village of Newton,
the Bushkill Member of the Martinsburg Formation was formerly
quarried for roofing slate and flagstone. 23 GEOLOGIC TOUR OF THE PARK
The following section is a self-guided geologic tour of High Point
State Park. All locations are shown on Plate 1 and in smaller
maps in this section. For each stop a brief description of the local
geology is given. These sites were chosen because they illustrate
the park’s geology and are easily accessible. Most of them are
near roads, or well-marked trails. Please take only photographs
and leave only footprints so that others may also enjoy the park in
its natural state. Please note that some park roads may be closed
during winter. More information about the geology at these stops
is found in the previous part of this booklet.
0.0 mile/0.0 mile Begin at NJ State Route 23 and High
Point State Park Office driveway exit. 0.0 mi/0.0 mi Turn left onto NJ 23.
immediately, enter High Point State
Park. 0.2 mi/0.2 mi Toll booth. Turn right immediately onto
Scenic Drive (one way). 0.3 mi/0.5 mi Stop 1.
right. Park on small gravel pad on TO MONUMENT 24 0 mile 1/10 C
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OFFICE NE EN
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PAVILLION KUS Location - Port Jervis South
quadrangle, main ridge of Kittatinny
Mountain, 1500 feet north of Route
23, east side of Scenic Drive.
Geology - Surficial - freeze-andthaw weathering, erratics, gla...
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