Around 1.4 billion years ago molten rock (Magma) was injected into the earth’s crust. Buried deep in the insolating crust of the earth the magma cooled slowly allowing time for crystals to grow and form coarsely crystalline granites. These granites can be seen at Elephant Rocks State Park and at Silver Mines in the Fredericktown, Missouri area. In Longview Farm Park, Granite lies about 3000 feet below the surface. Because of the way in which granite is formed no fossils are found in granite.
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