Friday, November 10, 2006
Panther Orchard Farm - Part Three
In Part Four we'll look at a collection of many of the rock piles found on Panther Orchard Farm. But before we get to those, let's first have a look at other remarkable features from this property. First, a possible niche:We also spotted a familiar feature -- the ol' split-wedged boulder:There was also a most amazing pile of rocks of a very special sort -- I've never seen anything like this. It's difficult to see from the photo -- I wish it had come out better -- but at least 90-percent of the rocks in the following large, scattered pile are quartz. An enormous dead oak tree once grew right in the middle of the quartz pile. It was an incredible thing to find. The pile was wide and appeared to be deep. I've never seen so much quartz in one place before:We also spotted this triangle symbol like those found on the Miner Farm. This one has had a small tree apparently lift it from its supporting rock and boulder:Nearby was the following boulder with prominent quartz veins and loose pieces of quartz on it, most of them encased in moss. Were these left here by humans? I think they were. Perhaps some of the quartz projectile points plowed up on the Miner Farm throughout the years were quarried right here?Keep an eye out for our final look at the features -- specifically the rest of the rock piles -- from Panther Orchard Farm in Part Four!