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New York State Geology

All sorts of content about New York state geology: its rocks, landforms and deep history.
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New York Geological Attractions and Destinations
A growing set of cool places.

Share New York's Geology
Share your photos of New York geological attractions.See submissions

Geologic Map of New York
Plus a sketch of the state's geology and links to larger versions.

New York Field Trip Localities
Prof. Charles Merguerian lists 185 places to visit in New York and surrounding states, extracted from his excellent On-The-Rocks Field Guides.

Adirondack Mountain Geology
Adapted from "The Geology of New York: A Simplified Account" by the NYS Geological Survey and hosted by Steve Roecker of RPI. Heavy on bedrock.

Adirondack Park Geology
A survey of surface geologic features by the Adirondack Park Agency.

Finger Lakes Geology
A multipage treatment by the Paleontological Research Institution, of Ithaca.

A Day in the Mohawk Valley and Finger Lakes
Photos and links from a day's drive through New York's geologic heartland.

Ithaca: Cornell's Rock Parks
Four gardens on the Cornell campus contain dozens of large rock specimens; free guides are in Snee Hall.

New York Metropolitan Area: Earthquake Hazard
A recent paper shows that the metropolitan region could have significant earthquakes from nearby faults.

Northumberland: Stark's Knob Scientific Reservation
Pillow lavas in upstate New York from the Taconic Orogeny are administered by the State Museum.

Geological Story of Rochester and Genesee Valley
The 1968 book, published by the Rochester Acdemy of Science, is now online with a thorough introduction to the rocks and fossils of this classic region.

Saratoga Springs: Lester Park
A prime example of stromatolites, also represented by nearby Petrified Sea Gardens park. This 3-acre site is state parkland administered by the State Museum.

Saratoga Springs: Stromatolites of Lester Park
Stromatolites from the classic Lester Park locality near Saratoga Springs.

Saratoga Springs: Petrified Sea Gardens
This small National Natural Landmark is the site of the earliest research into stromatolites, which are superbly exposed here.

New York Geology Resource Page
Since 1996, Mustafa Ben Gooda has had the best single set of links for New York geology on the Web. Almost everything is there.

New York Campgrounds
About.com's David Sweet guides you to the best outdoor places to stay.

New York Maps
About.com's Matt Rosenberg helps get you oriented.

Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals of New York
About.com's Bob Strauss shows them and tells you more.

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