FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL COLLEGE

DEPARTMRENT OF EARTH AND ENVIRONMENT

GEOLOGY 221 HISTORY OF THE EARTH

SPRING SEMESTER

APRIL 5, 2009 

ITINERARY*

 

STOP 1. CAMBRIAN-ORDOVICIAN SHELF DEPOSITS. ON THE CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL PROPERTY. ON PA. ROUTE 72 WHERE THE ROAD BECOMES ONE WAY TO THE NORTH, ACROSS FROM THE TANK, RITE AID PHARMACY.


STOP 2. MARTINSBURG FORMATION. UNION CANAL TUNNEL ON NORTH SIDE OF LEBANON. LEBANON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROPERTY. BEAR 45° ON TO TUNNEL HILL ROAD AFTER PA ROUTE 72 BECOMES TWO-WAY ONCE AGAIN. PARK IN THE NORTH PORTAL PARKING LOT.


STOP 3. MARTINSBURG FORMATION. UNION CANAL TOW PATH. NORTH ON PA ROUTE 72 THROUGH LICKDALE AND PAST TYCO ELECTRONICS. TURN RIGHT ON TO MONROE VALLEY ROAD. CROSS SWATARA CREEK AND IMMEDIATELY PARK ON RIGHT.


STOP 4. MARTINSBURG FORMATION - TUSCARORA FORMATION CONTACT. RETURN TO LICKDALE ON GO ON I-81N. PULL OVER AND PUT ON BLINKERS AND OBSERVE FROM VAN THE NATURE OF THE CONTACT. PLEASE SKETCH.


STOP 5. LUNCH @ MCDONALDS AT I-81 PINE GROVE EXIT, ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE EXIT. QUICK STOP BEHIND TRUCK WASH - WEIGH STATION ON WEST SIDE OF INTERCHANGE. HELDERBERG GROUP.


STOP 6. MAHANTANGO FORMATION. SOUTHWEST ON PA 443 TO SUEDBERG. TURN LEFT ON TO SWOPES VALLEY ROAD, CROSS BRIDGE AND TURN IMMEDIATELY TO THE RIGHT. FOSSILS.


STOP 7. POCONO FORMATION. SUMMIT OF SECOND MOUNTAIN. RETURN TO PA 443 AND TURN LEFT. PROCEED APPROXIMATELY 6 MILES TO GOLDMINE ROAD, TURNING TO THE RIGHT HEADING TO TOWER CITY. ACTUAL STOP IS THE SUMMIT OF THE FIRST RIDGE.


STOP 8. VIEW FROM STONY MOUNTAIN ACROSS TO TOWER CITY. REACH SUMMIT OF SECOND RIDGE, STOP ON THE DOWN SIDE JUST BEFORE HORSESHOE TURN TO THE RIGHT. GEOLOGY OF TOWER CITY VALLEY.


STOP 9. POTTSVILLE AND LLEWELLYN FORMATIONS. STRIP MINES NEAR GOOD SPRING. GOLDMINE ROAD DEAD ENDS INTO PA ROUTE 325; TURN RIGHT AND FOLLOW UNTIL IT DEAD ENDS INTO US-209. TURN RIGHT AND FOLLOW US 209 TO THE NORTH. AS YOUR CREST RIDGE COMING OUT OF TOWER CITY VALLEY BE READY TO TURN LEFT ON FIRST ROAD. IF A NICE DAY YOU MAY WANT TO STOP RIGHT AFTER TURN AND WALK BACK FOR VIEW AND GEOLOGY DISCUSSION.