Thursday, June 5, 2014

Geo 730: June 5, Day 522: Limited Observations

Crossing the road didn't seem a good idea at this stop, though I would've liked to get a closer look at those dark layers. I presume they're mostly clastic, but with a high proportion of organic material- based on what I've seen elsewhere in the Tyee Formation, plant fragments. There was clearly a contribution of woody material in the delta area, but farther north, what was transported with the turbidity flows seems to largely consist of reeds and grassy fragments. At this outcrop... well, crossing the road didn't seem like a good idea.

Photo unmodified. March 9, 2012. FlashEarth location (speculative).

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