Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Week 3: Evidence of Plate Tectonics

I took this picture in Battle Creek Canyon, just up the street from my house in East Pleasant Grove. As you can see, the layers of this rock outcropping are tilted about forty-five degrees from the horizontal.

Also up Battle Creek Canyon, these rocks show distinct folds, or waves, in the layers.

This photo of the mountain just south of my house (just East of Lindon), you can also see that the layers are tilted 15-20 degrees from the horizontal.

At the base of "G Mountain" East of Pleasant Grove, you can see the Wasatch Fault (in this picture, it appears to be a line, running north to south, just above the trees in the foreground), which runs from Logan, Utah, to Fayette, Utah.

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