11 February 2013

Some ductile deformation in Mosaic Canyon

Posted by Callan Bentley

Following the “monster” that was the Friday fold two weeks ago, here are some more folds in the Noonday Dolostone (“Dolomite”) in Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley, California:

Zooming in on this isoclinal fold:

Bedding traces annotated, highlighting the “similar” style of folding (hinge thickened; limbs thinned):

A very different style of folding, observed a few meters away: