|Nicely spherical chert nodules in the Ely Limestone, with 2.5 lb sledge for scale.|
Several units within the Ely, notably units S, R, P, L, and F, contain cannonball cherts (although I'm not sure about the details of units T, U, V, and W: I can't find my field sheets in the mess my office is currently in!). Theses photos are most likely from S, R, or P (my thoughts).
|Fairly large, sub-spherical chert nodule.|
These photos were taken in the spring of 2007 on the northeastern slopes of Rib Hill, a location that might or might not be accessible from Highway 50 or Route 6 via a side road formerly known as S.R. 44 or S.R. 485 (the location might be behind a locked gate).