The Initial Point Geocoin in Trackables Posted October 5, 2006 Glen, These are awesome coins! So I'm showing around these beautiful coins and two people ask me the same question - "a red sandstone what?" In other words, they interpreted the word sandstone as an adjective. I looked back at the description starting this thread and it shows a space between sand and stone "a red sand stone" Is this a typo then in the thread or on the coin? The historical marker there lists the rock as a red sandstone .... all one word. If you ever visit the central Kansas area, you will find the red sandstone is plentiful here, it makes for beautiful buildings and is quite soft. The red sandstone is also quite fragile and you seldom see it being quarried in blocks like limestone. You can rub two of them together and get red sand falling almost immediately, neat stuff. Some area bluffs are red sandstone and they really stand out when the sun lights them at angles. Just tell them it is a red rock that is not native to that part of the world. Glen Thanks Glen. I know it sounds hokie but your coin has really tweaked my interest in benchmarks. One of these days, I hope to get out there and actually stand there!