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Buffalo Trail Granite Outcrop

The Buffalo walking trail spur routes back to the west from the intersection of the BA&P trail with Wyoming Street. Near the bridge where Main St. goes over the trail, good exposures of unweathered and iron oxide-stained granite form the footings for the bridge.


Untitled Slightly weathered fractured granite such as exposed here makes for strong building stone. Sufficiently large boulders could be split by plug and feather techniques into dimensional stone used in foundations, curb stones, walls, and stone cobbles in Butte.


Location: Latitude: 46.02072 Longitude: -112.53585


Larry Smith, “Buffalo Trail Granite Outcrop,” Story of Butte, accessed July 14, 2024,