Thursday, November 14, 2013

Geo 365: Nov. 14, Day 318: Cape Blanco Highway

(Right-click the image here for size options) We didn't get at any actual bedrock out on the cape proper, but driving back to Route 101, there was a good pull-out with some exposure. There's plenty going on here at a small scale, but not much in the way of larger-scale context. So, for example, we found lots of little faults and deformation (which I'll show in following days), but no significant contacts or obvious large offsets. The Sixes River, to the right of Dana and the prominent block of sandy greywacke, appears to have filled its basin with sediment. At this point, I'd describe it as a tidal flat, but after the post-glacial sea level rise, it was probably more of a bay and estuary.

Photo unmodified. May 7, 2013. FlashEarth location.(Pretty confident I've got the right spot, but not completely certain.)

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