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28 March 2014

Friday fauxld: the “Not a Box” at Confusion Hill

It’s Friday… that means it’s time for a fold. Let’s try this outcrop at “Confusion Hill” in the Franklin Mountains of West Texas: See it? Let’s zoom in… From the shadows to the left of the hammer, trace out the dark green layer… it may make you think of a box fold: …but it’s not. This is actually a completely planar sedimentary bed, tilted to more or less vertical, and …


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