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Taughannock Falls - Park Road - Ulysses

A geologists pick lying against a geologic formation at Taughannock Falls

Taughannock Falls - Park Road - Ulysses
Located in Tompkins County
Image courtesy of William Kelly


Type: Roadside.

Features: Igneous event that took place 145 million years ago; dikes crosscut Devonian
shales displaying age relationships; kimberlite dikes.

Feature Type: Igneous.

Reference: NYS Geological Association Field Trip Guidebook, 79th Annual Meeting 2007;
Kimberlitic Rocks of Central New York.
For online reference please visit - www.nysga.net/Guidebooks.html

Quadrangle: Ludlowville.

Reason for Designation: Dikes crosscut the Devonian shales showing age relationships.
The site provides insights on the igneous event that took place 145 million years ago.