Field Trip: Quarry Pursuits
Philadelphia Geological Society Field Trip, May 18, 2013
Led by Dr. LeeAnn Srogi, West Chester University

Wear sturdy shoes
We’ll provide some lunchtime refreshments

Meet at Dyer Quarry, parking lot for the office, at 9:30-9:45am on Saturday 18 May.
Mr. Eric Friend, geologist and quarry manager, will lead us on a tour of the aggregate quarry.
For directions, you can Google or MapQuest:
Dyer Quarry Inc
1275 Rock Hollow Rd, Birdsboro, PA
(610) 582-6010 ‎ •

After the quarry tour, Eric will let us use the office training center to have lunch and a rest stop, and he will show us the rock cores from the next hill south (they are expanding the quarry). Everyone should bring their lunch.

At about noon, we will travel to the Pennsylvania Granite Quarry.
Mr. Glenn Rimel, the quarry manager, will meet us about 12:30pm and give us a tour of the dimension stone quarry.
For directions, you can Google or MapQuest:
Pennsylvania Granite Corporation (owned by Rock of Ages)
410 Trythall Rd, Elverson, PA
(610) 286-0094 ‎ •

There isn’t much space to park at the second quarry, so if members can carpool that would help. Also any quarry-friendly vehicles that would hold several people would be good (if possible).

Things to note: the contrast between the aggregate and the dimension stone operations, and the rocks are fabulous!

We plan to be done about 2:30pm.

Contact: Ben Greeley
Cell 215-272-3373