Resting on the Rocks
Rock · Roche · Aazhbik
The summit of this hill offers a beautiful view. Take a moment to rest here before continuing along the Trail.
The benches along this section are made from two kinds of stone: reddish, flaky sandstone, and grey, hard granite. Granite is a type of igneous rock that forms deep underground, as magma slowly cools down. The long cooling process forms the crystals that you can see in the rock. Sandstone is sedimentary, and is created as layers of minerals compress into one another. Both sandstone and granite occur locally. You can spot them in many other parts of the City. Use the Historic Designation map to locate historic buildings made from sandstone blocks.
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Test your knowledge
Question 1Granite is igneous and sandstone is sedimentary. What is the third category of rock?
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Think about it…
How do you think these stones were brought here?
Compare the sandstone and granite. What do they look and feel like? How much do you think the stones weigh?