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27 February 2011

News from the Billy Goat Trail (1): Graded beds

I took my structural geology students out the Billy Goat Trail (upstream half of the “A” loop, near Potomac, Maryland) last Friday, and had them gather data for a project to assess whether or not Mather Gorge is controlled by a fault. I got this idea from Aaron Martin, the structural geologist at the University of Maryland, and I think it’s a nice project for structure students early on in …


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