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8 April 2013

Nice plume

Another scene from the South Page Valley Martinsburg outcrop featured here last week: a slightly mud-bedecked example of plumose structure. This plume occurs within a single graded bed (turbidite) of the Martinsburg Formation. It gets younger (paleo-up) to the right. The joint propagation that the plumose structure records began somewhere vertically above the area of this photo, and advanced downward, with the plumes spreading out as it grew. Note the …


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