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Caanan Road

Caanan Road - Knox Unconformity in stream bed

Caanan Road - Knox Unconformity in Stream Bed
Located in Lewis County
Image courtesy of Robert Darling

Type: Stream side.

Features: Knox unconformity; Middle Ordovician;
spheroidal weathering preserved in the feldspathic gneiss indicates a tropical environment.

Feature Type: Stratigraphic.

Reference: NYS Geological Association Field Trip Guidebook, 72nd Annual Meeting 2000;
Survey of the Geology of the Northwestern Adirondack Mountains and Black River Valley.
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Quadrangle: Glenfield.

Reason for Designation: Knox Unconformity is well exposed and the preserved evidence of
middle Ordovician spheroidal weathering is unique in NYS.