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6 February 2012

Folded BIFs of Soudan, Minnesota

Folded BIFs of Soudan, Minnesota

Why are these people smiling? photo by Yvette Kuiper Because they are structural geologists, and they are psyched to be at an extraordinary outcrop: This is a famous pavement outcrop of polyphase-folded banded iron formation (BIF) near Soudan, Minnesota. I went there last fall before the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, on the Structural Geology of the Superior Craton’s sub-province boundaries field trip. “Oh YEAH!” What you’re …

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