3 July 2015

Friday fold: Opal Range, Alberta

Posted by Callan Bentley

Howard Allen is the Friday folder who keeps on giving… Here’s his latest:

Multiple folds at top of ridge, Opal Range, Alberta. Photographed from Kananaskis Highway 40, looking SE. Beds are Carboniferous carbonates, probably Mount Head and/or Etherington formations.

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There are lots of great folds to be seen along that road. The Kananaskis Trail is in the “tourist shadow” of the nearby Trans-Canada Highway, which means it’s well worth your time to drive it if you ever find yourself in the southern Canadian Rockies.

Happy Friday!