12 November 2021

Friday fold: Raven’s Ridge

Posted by Callan Bentley

Happy Friday, all! Two shots today from my friend Joe up in Vermont. He sends these from the Champlain Valley, at a place called Raven’s Ridge.

It looks like an alternating series of sandstones and shales, arched into an anticline, perhaps during the Acadian Orogeny (??). According to the Nature Conservancy’s website, porcupines live in this anticline, which is called “The Oven.” Looks like most of the strata around there are Cambrian in age. If anyone knows more, please clue me in!

A lovely outcrop – thanks for sharing, Joe!

If you have a fold to share for next Friday, beam me a note at [email protected].