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Outcrop Be22-e: Ardentown Railside Boulders

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Rock Outcrop Be22-e: Ardentown Railside Boulders

Located in Ardentown are a few silicic boulders just on the northwestern side of the railroad bridge that crosses the South Branch of Naaman Creek. These boulders are part of the Ardentown Granitic Suite. Some have very large (several cm) feldspar phenocrysts. Some display contacts between granitic rock and quartz-rich rock, which is probably metasedimentary rock due to the granular nature of quartz.

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Rock Outcrop Be22-e: Ardentown Railside Boulders
Rock Outcrop Be22-e: Ardentown Railside Boulders
Rock Outcrop Be22-e: Ardentown Railside Boulders
Rock Outcrop Be22-e: Ardentown Railside Boulders