About the Quarry and the Limestone
The rock is actually dolomitic limestone, which is a limestone containing magnesium. The inclusion of magnesium makes dolomite (calcium magnesium carbonate) harder than "pure" limestone (calcium carbonate).
This particular dolomitic limestone was deposited on the floor of the ancient Devonian Sea whose waters covered this area between 400 million and 350 million years ago! At present, Wisconsin exhibits only a narrow belt of this rock in eastern Sheboygan, Ozaukee and Milwaukee Counties. Devonian rock layers are often rich in fossils.
Location. 43° 29.616′ N, 87° 47.618′ W. Marker is in Belgium, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County. Touch for map. The marker is located within Harrington Beach State Park (531 County Rd. D, Belgium, WI 53004). The marker is along the Stonehaven Historical Trail. The trail starts just south of the
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fire! Fire! Fire! (here, next to this marker); Destination and Uses of the Limestone (here, next to this marker); The Company Store (a few steps from this marker); Stonehaven Housing (within shouting distance of this marker); The Krier House (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Crusher (within shouting distance of this marker); A Reminder of Days Past (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); From Booming Business to Quiet Park (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belgium.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 14, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.