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oakland chert rocks geology


In a neglected corner of Mountain View Cemetery is this natural outcrop of genuine Franciscan chert, untouched since the cemetery opened in 1863.
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Nov 20 2006 05:47 GMT fhelsing PRO
it's beautiful!
Nov 20 2006 13:03 GMT ashdad PRO
Beautiful light too!
Nov 21 2006 05:28 GMT tony PRO
...having been placed there by Franciscan monks, renowned for the quality of their chert, in the 14th century.
Nov 24 2006 22:14 GMT sini
Great light and image!
Dec 01 2006 17:37 GMT alden PRO
All the tombstones are jealous of it.
Dec 20 2006 05:33 GMT JPHarr
Did you go there just to see the stone?
Jan 02 2007 19:49 GMT alden PRO
Among other things. I'm working on the geology of Oakland.