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7 March 2012

Scenes from last Sunday: Bishop Tuff and Volcanic Tableland, CA

Sunday was our first full day in the field. Here’s a few looks at my NOVA students doing geology out in eastern California. We spent the day on, and next to, the Volcanic Tableland north of Bishop, a massive stack of ash fall and ignimbrite deposits erupted from Long Valley Caldera 760,000 years ago: the Bishop Tuff. Climbing the southern edge of the Volcanic Tableland from the erosional valley of …

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