14 November 2014

Friday fold: GSW fall field trip

Posted by Callan Bentley

Last Saturday was the Geological Society of Washington’s fall field trip. Dan Doctor, Alan Pitts, and I led a team of ~20 geologists out to the great new exposures along Corridor H in West Virginia.

Here’s the team in front of some of the parasitic anticlines and synclines that decorate the larger structure of the Patterson Creek Mountain Anticline:



The strata here are Silurian-aged tidal flat carbonates of the Tonoloway Formation. We collected salt casts, ostracod fossils, and mudcracks here while marveling at the overall structure…