14 January 2014

Samples from Austin: boudinage on the wall

Posted by Callan

While at the University of Texas at Austin, where the Jackson School of Geosciences was hosting the Summit on the Future of Geoscience Education this past weekend, I was very impressed with the backdrop behind the main desk at the student center. It showed lovely meso- and macro- scale folds, and exquisite boudinage.

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I never found out the source or story behind this rock, but it’s certainly lovely. I’m sure the UT-Austin geoscience students find it inspirational!

Scale pencil courtesy of Ben Wolfe. Thanks Ben!