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Aurora in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gantz Sand

 
 
Gantz Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 6, 2006
1. Gantz Sand Marker
Inscription. The upper Devonian or lower Mississippian strata and the “Gantz” or “Berea Sand” of the driller, is a clean pebbly sandstone. It produces oil and natural gas at depths greater than 1700 feet in north central West Virginia.
 
Erected 1963 by The W. Va. Centennial Committee of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry, and the West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 39° 19.418′ N, 79° 33.392′ W. Marker is in Aurora, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is on George Washington Highway (U.S. 50) west of Aurora Pike, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aurora WV 26705, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Aurora (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Stone Tavern (approx. 1.3 miles away); Preston County / Maryland (approx. 3.8 miles away); Battle of Rowlesburg (approx. 6.2 miles away); The 1841 Mountain Howitzer (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aurora.
 
Categories. Natural Resources
 
Gantz Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 6, 2006
2. Gantz Sand Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,445 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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