Thursday, October 9, 2014

Geo 730: October 9, Day 647: Another Pit Fault

Looking again at the presumed collapsed ceiling of a sea cave, we can also see some of the overlying sediments, which are broken by several small faults. The least ambiguous of them runs along the right side:
Some smaller, but still clearly evident faults run through the top middle:
While it looks  like there are one or two small faults running through the area to the left of the first crop, and below the area of the second, I wouldn't want to make a call with  looking more carefully- interactions with the 3-dimensional surface are often misleading. That is, the intersections of planar bedding layers with a non-planar surface can make it look as if there's offset, where there really isn't.
Photo unmodified. July 15, 2014. FlashEarth Location.

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