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19 March 2012

Overturned bedding in Poleta (?) Formation, White Mountains, California

After a roadside explanation just an hour and a half earlier on how the relationship between bedding and cleavage can reveal whether bedding is likely right-side-up or up-side-down, my students and I were walking up the road to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White Mountains of California, and I saw this outcrop that illustrated the concept perfectly: The blue thing is a pen, to provide a sense of …


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