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Postby RRD2 on Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:44 pm

Smith's Cove is such an important topic, it indeed deserves a separate Topic for discussion....



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Postby Vincent on Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:54 pm

RRD2 and BI.

RRD2. i agree, smiths cove has many tales to tell, but what of the boulder?

BI. glacial movement in that part of the world is a well documented fact, movement of rocks above sea level is a different story but does the smith`s cove boulder have relevence to surface rocks?....who can say?
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Postby D'Arcy on Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:04 pm

The significance of this huge boulder on the Smith's Cove beach is derived from the fact that it consistently appears in all photographs taken of the beach since the late 1800's to the present, in exactly the same place, thus allowing us to compare various photos and schematic drawings of the island's east end, and to determine what was where and when (such as specific trees; the 1850 and 1970 coffer dams; and other workings up on the hill). The boulder is therefore a benchmark from which to determine the location of and measure the distance between objects over the past 110 years or so. It is perhaps the only un-moved and non-destroyed relic left on the east end of the island. It may not point to treasure, but it does provide for some geometric correlation and historical insight into the investigative work that has been conducted during this past century and more.

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Postby RRD2 on Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:13 pm

Exactly, D'Arcy.....

The boulder is the prime point of reference for the "business end" of the island.

I invite everyone to visit the OIRG photo site to view RDI's original field sketch of Smith's Cove. The boulder is identified in the sketch.

More in the new Topic on this subject....


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Postby Keeled_over on Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:02 am

How does this boulder compare to the ones that make up Nolan's Cross?
Are they of the same composition?

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Postby Vincent on Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:55 pm

Now thats an unusual desciption for a sea wethered stone, water wethered stones are normaly smooth, land wethered stones(wind, rain, frost etc) are generaly rough and course due to atmospheric conditions, why is this stone special?

Is it the only one of it`s kind in that area?

Is it`s strata type unique?

Should it be there?

Are there more than one of it`s type?

Why is it worthy of note?

.....now i`m confused! :oops: :shock: :lol:
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