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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Quartz Geode Location, near Elmville Highland County, Ohio

Colorless quartz crystals in cavities and geodes found in Lilley Dolomite formation along with calcite and sphalerite. Location in an abandoned quarry along the northside of Highway 54 approximately 1 mile west of Elmville. Locale is a short distance southwest of Dunkard Ridge Church along the Brusg Creek and Jackson Township boundary.
References:
  1. OGS Section no. 1296
  2. General Geology Bowman,R.S., 1956, Stratigraphic and paleotology of the Niagaran Series in Highland county, Ohio:Ohio State University PhD dissertation (unpublished) p133.
  3. Carlson, E, H, 1991, Minerals of Ohio: Bulletin 69: Ohio Dept of Natural Resources, Columbus Ohio, p.132

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. I will check it out sometime. A friend of mine has a farm west of Sinking Spring and has geodes in his fields - He jokingly says he "grows geodes." I collected a few, but alwys considered them to be chert nodules.

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