The Moray Eel - Olean, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 42° 01.078 W 078° 28.738
17T E 708734 N 4654846
Quick Description: This Moray Eel can be seen at the Rock City Park in Olean, NY.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 9/26/2014 2:36:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMMJ5R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Moray eel is lying on a big flat rock. Notice the waviness of the body, the head, eye and mouth.

One of the great wonders of New York State, Rock City Park has the largest exposure of quartz conglomerate (pudding stone). These rocks were formed during the Pennsylvanian Period about 320 million years ago. They represent river and delta sediments that were deposited on the eroded surface of Devonian shales. The source appears to be the southeast where crystalline igneous and metamorphic rocks with many milky quartz veins were exposed. Long transportation of the sediments selectively weathered and eroded the non-quartz minerals.

Rock City Park has been an attraction since 1890, operated first by the traction line, a local rail system which welcomed thousands of visitors by trolley. The park offers a three-quarter mile natural trail (45 minutes hiking) consisting of various steps and paths between and around the formations.

Open: May 1st through October 31st
9am to 6pm daily

General Rates: $5.00 per person
Web Address: [Web Link]

Physical Address:
505 Route 16 South
Olean, NY United States
14760


Additional Coordinates / Parking Etc.: N 42° 01.029 W 078° 28.566

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