Figure 10a. Layered beds of the Eliot Formation trending perpendicular to the shovel handle. This rock was originally deposited horizontally as muddy sediment millions of years ago and eventually became a rock by burial and pressure. The rock now is no longer horizontal but has been folded and is standing on end. If you trace the layers near the head of the shovel walking to the north (into the photo) you can see a gentle warping of the beds in the exposure. Return to Figure 10.
Last updated on May 2, 2008