In this 60-minute field trip to the Jenkins Pound Gap in Letcher County, a geologist and a science teacher show students how to identify and date rocks. The Jenkins Pound Gap is the first site in Kentucky designated as geologically significant.
Trip Through Geologic Time
Types of rocks mentioned on the field trip: shale, sandstone, coal, limestone, dolomite. Properties of rocks are discussed in terms of color, texture, and hardness.
Join us as we travel through geologic time in Kentucky!
UPPER POUND GAP EXPOSURE
Showing Pennington-Lee Formation
Geologic Time Home Page
About the Field Trip
About Pound Gap
Questions and Answers