Road side entertainment

Best road cut ever? Quite possibly. Fall out from several episodes of activity at Chimborazo volcano. Zoomed out version below:
Ash-fall deposits (zoomed out version)

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BigJordan

BigJordan - Apr 14, 2008 12:15 am - Voted 10/10

Awesome

Interesting layering here, is that earthquake related???

Baarb

Baarb - May 3, 2008 4:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome

Yeah it's pretty cool. Actually they are air-fall deposits from a couple of volcanic eruptions when Chimborazo used to be active many moons ago. The change in angle halfway up comes from erosion during the interim period. Think I'll put up the zoomed out version too.

ExploretheWorld

ExploretheWorld - May 5, 2008 6:15 pm - Hasn't voted

called an

Angular Unconformity.

Baarb

Baarb - May 7, 2008 2:30 am - Hasn't voted

Re: called an

ha, thanks, i really should take a structure class :D

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Oct 13, 2008 5:08 pm - Voted 10/10

Very interesting

nice photo.

Baarb

Baarb - Oct 14, 2008 12:54 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very interesting

Thank you. I wonder how many other visitors to Chimborazo pay attention to these kinds of formations....?

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