Gypsum Deposits of New York

Gypsum Deposits of New York

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: a well marked escarpment, called locally the " ledge." According to Hall' the shales in the center of the towns of Bergen, Byron, Elba and Alabama are gray or ash colored and contain thin seams of fibrous gypsum, selenite and occasionally small masses of granular gypsum. Succeeding the shales are a series of bluish, slaty and drab colored impure limestones which, he says, embrace large beds of gypsum. These gypsum deposits, so important in former days, are no longer quarried, and their location is almost forgotten. They have interest, however, as sources of supply for the future. Near the eastern boundary of the county, gypsum beds have been Uncovered on the banks of Allen's creek, and at one time large quantities of plaster were quarried near Fort Hill. About 3 miles northeast of Fort Hill, or about midway between Fort Hill and South Byron, on lots 118, 144 and 182 large amounts of gypsum were formerly quarried. The deposit on lot 118, according to Hall, belonged to Mr Hughes and Mr and was "a white gypsum free from seams and intermixture of clay." It was covered by a bluish limestone with shaly seams. On lots 144 and 182 the gypsum was "clay colored" and was overlain by a drab limestone containing species of Avicula. These quarries be 1 Geol. N. Y. pt 4. 1843. p. 464-65. longed to Messrs Bannister, Collins and Clifford. The plaster sold at 50 cents a ton at the bed and for $3.50 a ton, ground. The three lots furnished in all almost 3000 tons annually. The next locality mentioned in the early reports is that of Oakfield, or as Hall1 says "Gypsum is also found in the western part of Elba, near the junction of the Pine Hill road with the BataviaLockport turnpike." Since western Elba is now Oakfield...
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