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Outcrop Bc44-f: The Tatnall Preschool Grounds

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Rock Outcrop Bc44-f: The Tatnall Preschool Grounds

The Tatnall Preschool Grounds contain many light-colored, coarse-grained, igneous-looking rocks (Barley Mill Gneiss) with mafic enclosures. These mafic enclosures make up only a small part of the rock. They may either be random in slope or they are elongated. When the Upper School and Preschool were built in the 1970s and 1980s, a lot of rock was removed from the foundations. The rock is either scattered around as large boulders in the landscaping, or in the back of the athletic fields in a large dump. The rocks in the dump show examples of mafic rock (greenish in color), part mafic and part pegmatite, and granitic rock.

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Rock Outcrop Bc44-f: The Tatnall Preschool Grounds
Rock Outcrop Bc44-f: The Tatnall Preschool Grounds
Rock Outcrop Bc44-f: The Tatnall Preschool Grounds
Rock Outcrop Bc44-f: The Tatnall Preschool Grounds
Rock Outcrop Bc44-f: The Tatnall Preschool Grounds