19 December 2014

Friday Fold: Mist Mountain Formation in Canmore, Alberta

Posted by Callan Bentley

Let’s journey to the Cretaceous today, to see sandstones, shales, and even some coal strata that have been folded during the eastward thrusting that built the Canadian Rockies.


Here’s the same fold, in context, shot in GigaPan on a different day, from a different angle. Can you match it up?


Ben Gadd showed me (and my field class) this site last summer. It’s a little west of Canmore. There’s a map on the GigaPan page if you want to find it yourself. Thanks Ben!