The Rankin Rock Wall

The rock wall includes 107 rock specimens documenting the geologic history of the Appalachian region, including examples of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks as well as diverse geologic structures. The specimens are framed by "Elk Stone," part of the Cranberry Gneiss, one of the oldest rocks in North Carolina. The wall is on the ground floor of Rankin Science West, just outside the main office of the Department of Geology.

Specimen Stratigraphy Age Provenance Map Number
Chromite and Peridotite Day Book Ultramafic Body Neoproterozoic 101
Peridotite (dunite) Frank Ultramafic Body 102
Fossiliferous Limestone Ordovician Kentucky? 103


Contact (schedules/visits/questions)

Dr. Andrew Heckert
(828) 262-7609

108 Rankin Science South
572 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608

Open: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F (during semester)
Closed: Weekends, University holidays, weather closures

Department of Geology

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