Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Geo 730: September 17, Day 625: Faulty Sea Cave

Looking down into the same cove we saw from a bit farther back yesterday, the west (left) wall is improbably flat and straight. This is almost certainly a fault surface. It could possibly be a joint, but the jointing here is extremely irregular, and such an extensive one along a consistent plane seems unlikely. Above the sea cave in the middle left of the photo, we can see two vertical fractures which apparently form the boundaries of that cave; from that we can see they're roughly parallel. I'll post a view of the east (right) side of the cove tomorrow, then a shot of the whole shebang the next day. Together, these photos suggest that the cove represents a fault zone several tens of feet wide.

Photo unaltered. July 15, 2014. FlashEarth Location.

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