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Title: Annual report of the Regents
Year: 1889 (1880s)
Authors: New York State Museum University of the State of New York. Board of Regents
Subjects: New York State Museum Science
Publisher: Albany : J.B. Lyon, State Printer
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el, the pebbles of it being mostly granite andgneisses. At Aldridges yard the clay is covered by 6 to 8 feetof unstratified gravel and sand, while at another spot on top ofthis bank is 12 or 15 feet of fine yellow sand, which sho^vs nostratification. The upper layers of Barnacue & Dows clay arelike those at Van Burens, but covered by 4 feet of sand and overthis in places 6 to 8 feet of coarse gravel. Nothing is known ofthe underlying material at these yards. The whole of Dennings point is covered with a fine stratifiedyellowish sand. The clay, which lies at the base of the point,has a thin covering of loam, and the upper layers are somewhatwrinkled. There is another stretch of terrace similar to that belowDutchess Junction and of the same hight, extending from onehalf mile above Fishkill to Low point. At most places the clayis covered by a few feet of loamy soil. Several boulders havebeen found in the clay at Brockways yard. Several feet of loam 00 \o <vbo(rfft <vo a CM o CO
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a Si o OS CO — C/J c o ® X o ,£3 -J fl -O o c ■!-> a CLAYS OF NEW YORK 587 overlie the clay at Laiieys, Brockways and Dinan & Butlersyards. At J. Y. Meades jscrd, a short distance below I<ow point,the clay is covered by about 3 feet of sand, faintly stratified,and above this 6 to 8 feet of unstratified material; coarse sand,pebbles and cobblestones, some of them 18 inches in diameter.Most of them are archean rocks, but there are also fragments ofshale, limestone, sandstone and a few of them contained Paleozoicfossils. About 1000 feet south of Meades yard is a gravel bank 8to 15 feet thick of material similar to that overlying the clay inMeades bank. At the base of this embankment in a few spotsyellowish clay overlain by stratified sand has been struck. The following sections are those of wells bored at Rhinebeck.On the land of Robert Duckley: Soil and yellow clay 10 feet Blue clay , 82 Rock Total thickness 92 On T. Reeds property: Soil and yellow clay 20 feet Quicksand

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