22 November 2019
Friday fold: Noonday Dolomite in Mosaic Canyon
Posted by Callan Bentley
Because I’m putting together a field course for spring break 2020 to Death Valley California, I was looking through old Death Valley photos this week, from the last time I went to that special place. It was seven years ago! How time flies…
This one is in Mosaic Canyon, and was taken by my student Marcelo Arispe, a talented photographer as well as a talented geologist:
By the standards of this place, that’s a very large fold. The rock unit being folded is the Noonday Dolomite, a Neoproterozoic carbonate unit that exhibits gorgeous ductile deformation in Mosaic Canyon. The canyon offers a suite of folds on almost all scales and styles to bedazzle the geologically-inclined visitor. Previous Friday folds from Mosaic Canyon can be seen here and here and here and here.
Be well. Have a fine weekend!
FIELD COURSE?! DEATH VALLEY?! PUT ON BY CALLAN?!
How does a civil/geotechnical engineer from Canada, who considers himself an illiterate (thinking very highly of myself!!!) geologist at best, get in on this?!!? 😉
I hope all who attend recognize how fortunate they are!
Enrollment is open to all – but everyone who participates has to be officially enrolled as a NOVA student.
Bummer. I remember my four day geology field trip there (and the Whites) as a freshman at UCLA, taught by Clemens Nelson. I am sure your class will be as remarkable.
That was in the Spring of 1974.