10 March 2023

Friday fold: Painted Canyon

Posted by Callan Bentley

Greetings from southern California!

I’m running a spring break field course in the Mojave and Colorado desert. Here’s a pretty amazing fold pair in Palm Springs Formation, butted up against (darker) Mecca Formation along a fault.

This is in Painted Canyon, in the Mecca Hills, a transpressional pop-up between the Painted Canyon Fault and the San Andreas Fault.

Happy Friday!