The rocks exposed at Cave Point are from the Silurian Period, a geologic time period which lasted from approximately 435 million years to 410 million years ago. During the Silurian Period, the area that is now Cave Point was located near the earth's equator. Coral reefs thrived in what was then a tropical sea. Over the millions of years throughout the Silurian Period, the remains of the marine plants, animals and calcareous sands were deposited and accumulated. These materials and the conditions that existed, followed by millions of years of compaction and chemical alteration, resulted in the formation of dolomite. This is the type of bedrock exposed at Cave Point. Cave Point is located on approximately 19 acres of land in the Town of Sevastopol.
Photo captured August 19, 2020.
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