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As some may know, Geology is a complex, detailed and expansive subject. For that reason I have decided to share just two take home facts.
1. For those who are familiar with Kaolin Road, which runs from Kennett Square and eventually turns into Limestone Road (route 7) going into Delaware. The road was named after kaolin clay that was used to make porcelain and clay pots. The clay along the road was once excavated and the clay was shipped all over the country and even to the Europe. Today, geology buffs or hobbyist will search areas for leftover traces of kaolin based clay.
2. The only igneous rock in Pennsylvania is called Diabase. This type of rock is often found in dykes and sills, and is quarried for driveway stone and other types of foundation.
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