Geology of Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, USA: New geochemical insights
Published:September 24, 2021
Steven J. Jaret*, Nicholas D. Tailby, Keiji G. Hammond, E. Troy Rasbury, Kathleen Wooton, Denton S. Ebel, E. DiPadova, Riley Smith, Victoria Yuan, Noa Jaffe, Lisa M. Smith, Lynsey Spaeth, 2021. "Geology of Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, USA: New geochemical insights", Field Excursions from the 2021 GSA Section Meetings, Joan Florsheim, Christian Koeberl, Matthew P. McKay, Nancy Riggs
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Here we present an overview of the geology of the Manhattan Prong and a specific guide for field stops in northern Central Park. This guide is intended to provide a brief introduction to these complex rocks for researchers, undergraduate students, and teachers. Given the easy access to Central Park and numerous schools and institutions nearby, these outcrops provide ideal teaching outcrops for students of all levels. We also present new geochemical and isotopic results for the Manhattan and Hartland Schists. Previous work has focused primarily on field mapping, structural relationships, or infrastructure-related mapping, whereas our new geochemistry data allow...
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Field Excursions from the 2021 GSA Section Meetings
The 2021 GSA Northeastern, Southeastern, joint North-Central/South-Central, and Cordilleran Section Meet-ings were held virtually in spring 2021 during continued restrictions on travel and large gatherings due to COVID-19. Eleven groups put together field guides, taking participants on treks to states from Connecticut to Nevada in the United States, to Mexico, and to Italy, and covering topics as varied as bedrock geologic map-ping, geochemistry, paleodrainage, barrier islands, karst, spring systems, a southern Appalachian transect, Ordo-vician and Mississippian stratigraphy, high-energy events, Cretaceous arc granites and dextral shear zones, and Mesoproterozoic igneous rocks. This volume serves as a valuable resource for those wishing to discover, learn more about, and travel through these geologically fascinating areas.