Alum Spring Rock - Fredericksburg, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme
N 38° 17.404 W 077° 29.002
18S E 282812 N 4240916
Quick Description: The Alum Spring sandstone cliff is a geological formation about 100 million years old.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 7/21/2008 2:02:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM48FV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 40

Long Description:
A sandstone cliff, known as the Alum Spring Rock and found in Alum Spring Park, is 400 feet long and 40 feet high. In prehistoric times, waters flowing from the western mountains toward the newly-formed Atlantic Ocean carried tons of sediment which formed present-day sandstone.

At one end of the cliff is the Alum Spring. Alum is a group of hydrated double salts, usually consisting of aluminum sulfate, and the sulfate of another metal. Many people used to believed that alum spring water had medicinal powers. In the 1700's, the water flow was much greater than the seepage at present.

Alum Spring Park is open year round;
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 1 through March 31
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 1 through October 31.
For further information, call Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation at 540-372-1086.
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Access fee (In local currency): .00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Website reference: [Web Link]

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

Public Transport available: Not Listed

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