5 May 2017

Friday fold: sea monster in stone

Posted by Callan Bentley

Digging into my photo archives for a suitably folded rock this fine Friday. Here’s what I came up with:

That has a very pleasing sinuosity to it, resembling drawings I made as a kid of sea monsters:

Those are folded limy mudrocks in Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada. The prominent buckled layer is relatively pure limestone, with shalier strata above and below. I’ve featured folds from this outcrop previously here.

Happy Friday!