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A man standing at the top of large rocks at Rock City Park near Olean, New York, circa 1900.
What was Rock City Park covered with for many years?
What events resulted in the creation of this landform?
How old are some of the rocks?
What mineral can be found in the rocks?
Why do you think the crevices created by the rocks are called streets?
If you didn't know when this photograph was taken, what clues could use you to guess the approximate date?
Research the Paleozoic Era, when North America and Africa collided. When was the Paleozoic Era? How does it relate to Rock City Park?
When was Rock City Park first opened to the public?
Math: How much is half a billion? Which is older, the quartz or the rock at Rock City Park? How much older? How old are the rocks in days? Months?
Science: What are some of the properties of quartz? What is quartz used for, and how is it mined?
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Pellant, Chris. Rocks and Fossils. Boston: Kingfisher, 2003. ISBN: 0753456192.
Symes, R. F. Rocks & Minerals. New York: DK Publishing, 2004. ISBN: 0756607191, 0756607183.