Sunday, June 1, 2014

Geo 730: June 1, Day 518: Bandon's South Beach

There are several places with good beach access from Bandon's southern terrace; here, we're at Kronenberg County Park (here's another). We wanted to get back across the Coast Range on this day, and aimed at an overnight in Roseburg, so we decided not to make the descent to and ascent from the beach. However, I can say, from past experiences, that the melange of the Otter Point Formation is really fun to poke around in. Don't expect it to make much sense in terms of structure and what's next to what, but you can find cobbles to boulders to blocks of blueschist, sheared muddy matrix, graywacke, vein quartz and agates, serpentine/serpentinite, chert, and many other interesting rock types. Many of the stacks in the Bandon area are blueschist, such as we saw at the jetty and nearby quarry. And as you can see above, the views aren't bad either.

Photo unmodified. March 9, 2012. FlashEarth location.

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