Smith Campus Rocks: Rocks of Smith College Buildings and Campus

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The Smith College campus may seem to be an unlikely destination for a geological field trip. Buildings, pavement, grassy lawns, and garden plantings cover the sediment, glacial till, and sandstone bedrock that are evidence of the local geologic history. Nevertheless, there are many interesting rocks easily visible on the campus, most of them as construction materials for buildings. Sliced, sculpted, and in some cases polished, the rocks found as building stones are easy to see and provide interesting examples of a variety of rock types worthy of our attention. This guide provides information about many of the building stones on the Smith College campus.

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