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    Quote Originally Posted by drussell View Post
    Being you pulled it from the till, and judging by how rounded it is, it's not likely local, but from northern WI or NW Ontario even. The weathered outer surface appears to have feldspar (the pink-orange) and mica (biotite) and/or amphibole (probably hornblende). Of course, that's from a photo of a weathered surface taken from several metres away and viewed on an iPhone, so hardly diagnostic, but it does appear granitic (or similar) in origin. It will have some quartz in it.

    You're almost certainly correct about it being metamorphic - pretty well everything in this part of the world is except the Paleozoic limestones in the Great Lakes. They can be originally derived from either sedimentary or igneous rocks though.

    Quartzite will also be metamorphic, but almost exclusively quartz, so more whitish (or grey, light cream, etc). They are sedimentary in origin.


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    You live around here? I have LOTS of questions about the local geology. I love rocks and have worked with them EXTENSIVELY. Have you seen pictures of the house and retaining walls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    You live around here? I have LOTS of questions about the local geology. I love rocks and have worked with them EXTENSIVELY. Have you seen pictures of the house and retaining walls?
    I don't - I'm in Toronto. Have a degree in geology though, and worked for the provincial Survey for a number of years, so I'm somewhat familiar with the glacial history of the region.

    I have been admiring your work on the house for a while through your posts, and have serious envy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by drussell View Post
    I don't - I'm in Toronto. Have a degree in geology though, and worked for the provincial Survey for a number of years, so I'm somewhat familiar with the glacial history of the region.

    I have been admiring your work on the house for a while through your posts, and have serious envy!


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    I started as a geology major many years ago, but dropped out, then later came back as a mechanical engineering major. Around here in WNY, Cambrian limestone and dolostone have lot of fossils, so geology here concentrates mostly on that, but archaic glacial oddities (forget the specific term) from the Canadian shield are fairly common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    Actually..... Quartzite, even harder!
    You live on a fault line?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    You live on a fault line?
    indeed I do.....it is always my fault!

    Quote Originally Posted by drussell View Post
    I don't - I'm in Toronto. Have a degree in geology though, and worked for the provincial Survey for a number of years, so I'm somewhat familiar with the glacial history of the region.

    I have been admiring your work on the house for a while through your posts, and have serious envy!


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    spent all day hoisting rocks. I am tired and sore, I MIGHT be getting a little old for this $hit!
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    old man and his rock
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    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

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    That's a gemme of a photo. What a beautiful home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    old man and his rock
    Looks about right for the statue/monument to the builder!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    I love rocks and have worked with them EXTENSIVELY. Have you seen pictures of the house and retaining walls?
    It seems you've come a long way in the past 6 years.




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    project is literally a rock and a hard place

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    pressure washed

    it looks different all cleaned up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    it looks different all cleaned up!
    That's one gneiss boulder!
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