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23 January 2013

Western Inyo gravel strata

This image is from the canyon in which route 168 ascends the Inyo Range from Big Pine, California. View is to the south/southwest. Those are gravel layers that dip gently westward. I think they’re associated with the underlying Waucobi Lake Beds, which are Plio-Pleistocene in age. The lake beds are made of finer stuff, but I think these gravels could be alluvial fan/delta complexes that prograded out into the lake. …


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