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Rock, Mineral & Fossil Fuel Mining in MD

Wednesday, 10/5 - 10/26 (4 sessions) 1:00 - 2:30

  • Kennard African American Cultural Heritage Center

Course Description

The Rise and Fall of Rock, Mineral and Fossil Fuel Mining in Maryland This course will summarize the origin, historical importance, and demise of many of Maryland’s significant mineral deposits. Rock deposits in Maryland became foundations, walls, columns, steeples, roofs, flooring, and fronts steps of many famous build structures in the Eastern United States. They provided the raw material for cannons and cannon balls, curbs, culverts, pavements, driveways, revetments, bulkheads, jetties, canals and canal locks, concrete, fertilizer, bricks, iron and steel making, window and plate glass, tiles, plastics, paper and paint, kitchen and bathroom fixtures and so much more. The mines may be long gone but resulting manufactured products are still here. Maps and rock specimens will supplement the material. Maximum 25 participants Instructor: Galt Siegrist

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