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Interesting gravel pit find in Monticello, Maine (Aroostook county, slightly north of Houlton - NE Maine). This specific area is identified as “Ordoclavian-Silurian marine sandstone and slate“ on the FEMA Simplified Bedrock Geologic Map Of Maine, and the north branch of the Meduxnekeag River passes through this small town. I’d be very appreciative for ANY information anyone can glean about this find from the photos and information I’ve provided. Thanks always for your time and consideration. 

~caroline

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Fossildude19

This looks like a geologic oddity known as "boxwork".

 

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6 hours ago, MyGodMagma said:

Interesting gravel pit find in Monticello, Maine

The pits further north and east have more fossils in them.

If you get to fresh excavation before I do that is. ;)

I agree that this is quartz boxwork. Paleozoic mountain building and later glaciations left the area with a lot of this sort of rock.

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Yes, I’m totally seeing that now, thanks to both of you for weighing in. 

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