The Geology of Delaware

Share

First State Geology Newsletter Signup

First State Geology has been the newsletter of DGS for over 25 years.

Click here to signup!

Outcrop Da15-h: The Paraglacial Boulder Feature of Chestnut Hill

Printer-friendlySend by email
Rock Outcrop Da15-h: The Paraglacial Boulder Feature of Chestnut Hill

Prime examples of Iron Hill Gabbro can be found in the area surrounding Chestnut Hill at Rittenhouse Park. The gabbro here is considered coarse to very coarse grained. Boulders of Iron Hill Gabbro are located on the northeast facing slope southwest of the Christina Creek. This gabbro boulder field is probably a paraglacial feature left over from ice age times deep in Delaware’s geologic past.

Javascript is required to view this map.
Photo Gallery
Rock Outcrop Da15-h: The Paraglacial Boulder Feature of Chestnut Hill
Rock Outcrop Da15-h: The Paraglacial Boulder Feature of Chestnut Hill
Rock Outcrop Da15-h: The Paraglacial Boulder Feature of Chestnut Hill