Saturday, November 16, 2013

Geo 365: Nov. 16, Day 320: Bedding and Fault Surfaces

We're looking across the intersection of two roughly planar surfaces in an exposure of Otter Point Formation greywacke, with the Sixes River flood plain/tidal flat in the background. The handle of the hammer is resting on the upper part of the fractured surface we saw yesterday. I'm pretty confident that represents bedding parting. The hammer's head is resting against a fault plane. We'll look at that more carefully tomorrow. There is some secondary calcite near the chisel tip of the hammer, which we'll also look at in more detail in days to come.

Photo unmodified. May 7, 2013. FlashEarth location.

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