Rock History Walk -- Sierra College -- Placer Co. California
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sbcamper
N 38° 47.249 W 121° 12.509
10S E 655598 N 4294717
Stumbled into this while touring the campus of this community college. It is called the WEST Arboretum and is near Sewell Hall which houses the Natural History Museum on campus.
Waymark Code: WMDYXZ
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 03/11/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member lenron
Views: 4

It has guide posts, capped with a marble tile, explaining the type of formation, source, and period. - 3 mya million years ago, etc.
Below each of the 50 + posts are boulder size examples of the formation and where it was originally. Some of the samples represent those collected by a former instructor at the college. Others were donated from companies in the state of origin. They are arranged in chronologic order by age.
In addition to the displays are examples of a stamping mill and Pelton wheel and a "Monitor water cannon.
used in early California surface mining.
There are two picnic tables nearby.
Allow time to appreciate this collection if you are in the area.
It is just off I-80. Rocklin exit East. campus parking is $2/day.
Type of Display: Geological

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