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Serpent Mound Impact Structure Near Peebles, Adams County, Ohio, 1998


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This photograph view of the Central Peak of the Serpent Mound Impact Structure is taken on the William V. Martin farm north of Peebles in Adams County, Ohio. This area has dolomite, shale, limestone, sandstone, and siltstone lithologies. Because of the geologic forces that have acted on the site of the impact crater, bedrock in the area is a mixture of uplifted, down dropped, faulted, folded and eroded rock from the Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian and Mississippian Geologic Periods. The photograph was taken by Gerald H. Newsom during the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Eastern Section Meeting Field Trip to the Plum Run Quarry and the Serpent Mound Disturbance on October 10, 1998. The Serpent Mound Impact Structure is an [...]

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title Parent-57f2863ae4b0bc0bebfff9b8 Serpent Mound Impact Structure Near Peebles, Adams County, Ohio, 1998

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alternateGeometryAdams County (Ohio), Peebles (Ohio), Serpent Mound State Memorial (Ohio), Sinking Spring 7.5-minute Quadrangle

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