By David B. Williams
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For information address Walker & Company, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10010. , New York All papers used by Walker & Company are natural, recyclable products made from wood grown in well-managed forests. The manufacturing processes conform to the environmental regulations of the country of origin. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA. Williams, David B. Williams. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. eISBN: 978-0-802-71981-2 1. Urban geology—United States. 2.
Originally the holes were adjacent to the river but quarrymen had simply dumped waste over the western edge of the quarry and created a landfill. Massive baby blue oil tanks and a parking lot guarded by a pair of Rottweilers take up much of the new land. Sumacs, sycamores, and locusts grow on the cliffs above the quarry, their russet, yellow, and red leaves complementing the blue water and brown sandstone. Few people thought much about the quarries until the mid-1980s, when developers wanted to cut a channel to the river and open a marina in the lake.
With a consistency of ketchup, the basalt flowed thousands of yards per day. In addition to wreaking havoc on the landscape, the viscous basalt spewed out trillions of tons of sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide, generally making the planet an unpleasant place for any species that liked clean air. Geologists speculate that this worldwide flood of basalts may have contributed to a mass extinction of 50 percent of planetary life, including a diverse group of carnivores and herbivores, generally bigger and badder than dinosaurs who lived at the time.