Category Archives: USA

First I was afraid, I was petrified … A short history of scary silicified log cabins

This is urban geology at the extreme; petrified wood is not exactly a common building stone, though it is becoming more frequently seen as a decorative stone, used for interior feature walls and even chopping boards and coasters. However it … Continue reading

Posted in Building, Building Stone, Dinosaurs, Fossils, Geology, Stone, Urban Geology, USA | 4 Comments

Jeremiah in Slate Valley: Taconic Slate

Continued from the previous post … A contributor to the decline of the North Welsh Slate quarries was the discovery and beginnings of industrial scale slate quarrying in the USA. Slate was discovered in Vermont and New York state in … Continue reading

Posted in Geology, New York State, Slate, USA, Vermont | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment