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Mary's Point Transcript

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Dr. Randall Miller, Research Curator, Geology and Palaeontology, New Brunswick Museum

Mary’s Point in southeastern New Brunswick is a beautiful spot. It’s well known to some people for the shorebirds that stop here every year, but in the mid to late 1800s this was also a well know stone quarry. Dimension stone produced here came out in two colours, marketed as Mary’s Point Red and Mary’s Point Grey. Building stones from the quarries here were used to create buildings in New England and eastern Canada.

Sandstone quarries at Mary’s Point are in the Boss Point Formation which is generally pretty sandy, it doesn’t have a lot of fossils in it. Occasionally at Mary’s Point you see some nice stem of Calamites, sometimes known as giant horsetail.