Ball player buys land – finds out interesting geology
A minor league baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers bought 50 acres of land in western Massachusetts from his elderly aunt three years ago for $50,000 dollars. While clearing some of the property one day in order to begin building his home, Matt White uncovered large stone ledges in the ground.
Curious about these stone ledges, he had the property surveyed by a geologist who estimated that there were about 24 million tons of the stone located on the land. The stone, used for decorative purposes such as sidewalks and patios, is sold for about $100 per ton. That means that there is potentially over $2 billion dollars in stone located on the property.
As far as what type of rock is on his property, I’m not too sure. Perhaps it’s sheets of exfoliated granite? I’m not too familiar with the geology in that part of the country, however for those curious, here is a simplified geologic map of Massachusetts. Unfortunately, the article doesn’t say where exactly this site is located.
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