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Huron River: Precambrian unconformities and alteration at and near Big Eric’s Crossing, Michigan

J. Kalliokoski
J. Kalliokoski
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Houghton, Michigan 49931
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Jeffrey S. Lynott
Jeffrey S. Lynott
p. O. Box 603, Woodruff Wisconsin 54568
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January 01, 1987


Big Eric’s Crossing (Fig. 1, Site 1) is a county bridge acrossthe Huron River (NW¼NW¼Sec.35, T.52N., R.30W.), Skanee, Michigan 15-minute Quadrangle, about 12 mi (19 km) northeastof L/Anse, Michigan, along the road that continues north fromMain Street. The second locality (Site 2), a small, southeastfacinggranite hill, (SE¼:SE¼Sec.26) is about 1 mi (1.6 km)nrtheast of the bridge and lies about 600 ft (200 m) south of the road.

Big Eric/s Crossing is a famous fishing spot on the HuronRiver, and Baraga County maintains a campground at the bridge.The river is high from late September until late May, so theoutcrops along the river are best visited during the middle andlate summer.

Sites 2 and 3 are on private land. However, so long as visitsare brief, and visitors continue to respect the surface and theexposures, property owners in the Upper Peninsula tend not topost their lands.

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DNAG, Centennial Field Guides

North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America

Geological Society of America
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January 01, 1987




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