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Belgium in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Limestone

 
 
Limestone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
1. Limestone Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  Millions of years ago, Wisconsin was covered by a vast, shallow inland sea, teeming with marine life. Over time, the shells of animals such as gastropods and corals became fossilized in limestone deposits. Twelve thousand years ago during the last ice age, a glacier advancing toward Lake Michigan made striations, or scratches, in the exposed limestone.

Look for fossils and striation marks on the bare limestone at Quarry Lake.

Gastropods (snails) and corals fossilized in limestone deposits.
 
Location. 43° 29.47′ N, 87° 47.725′ 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 Ansay Welcome Center. Marker is in this post office area: Belgium WI 53004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Unique Dinner Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Excess Soil (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line);

Limestone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
2. Limestone Marker
Murder! (about 600 feet away); Play Ball (about 700 feet away); Stone Crusher (about 700 feet away); A Reminder of Days Past (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Booming Business to Quiet Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Destination and Uses of the Limestone (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belgium.
 
Categories. Paleontology
 
Stonehaven Historical Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
3. Stonehaven Historical Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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