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16 July 2015
Faulted sulfide vein, Golden Sunlight Mine, Montana
Here’s a really cool hand sample my student Xiuming found when were were exploring the waste rock piles at the Golden Sunlight Mine near Whitehall, Montana, the week before last: That’s a vein of pyrite and chalcopyrite, offset along a series of three small fault zones: Pocket faults! Three for the price of one.
10 July 2015
Friday fold: Lawson Syncline and Mount Inflexible
View of Lawson Syncline looking obliquely along strike (SSE) from an unnamed peak SW of Mount Inflexible, Kananaskis Range, Alberta. The axis of the syncline forms the bottom of the valley and plunges slightly toward the south. The syncline is in the hanging wall of the Sulphur Mountain Thrust sheet. On the right side of the photo, beds can be seen dipping to the right (west) in the ridge the …
3 July 2015
Friday fold: Opal Range, Alberta
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. 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 …