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Whitewater Gorge Trail Offers Easy Access to Ancient Geology
The bedrock of limestone and shale, deposited by an ancient sea about 450 million years ago and contain one of the world's best fossil records of the primitive animals that lived in that period.  So valuable are the examples of rock strata exposed here and elsewhere in the Gorge that "Richmond Group" and "Whitewater Formation" are recognized categories in geologists' system of classification.
Layers of limestone and shale are exposed along the trail in the Whitewater Gorge.

Want to know more about the Whitewater Gorge and it’s history? Join Richmond Parks
and Recreation for a hike on our newly paved trail through the Gorge lead by local historians
and environmentalists. Meet at the Test Road trail head every Sunday, beginning
April 22 through May 20 at 2:00 p.m. (2001)

April 22 ~ Chuck Martin, former Professor at Earlham
April 29 ~ Neil Sabine, Professor at I.U. East
May 6 ~ Lindy Click & Eileen Grossman, Hayes Regional Arboretum
May 13 ~ Richmond Parks & Recreation Staff
May 20 ~ Stephanie Angi & Stephanie Hayes~Mussoni, Cope Environmental Center

Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Trail Head at Test Road, between Abington Pike and Liberty Pike
Fee: FREE!

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