Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My Field Area...The Colorado Plateau

Boulder, Utah/Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument


Algal matted Carmel Formation


The San Rafael Swell

Navajo Sandstone-There are two men in the photo for scale.


Ripples


Flat-topped ripples


 This photo is kinda washed out but shows the view just south of Goblin Valley.  We are sitting on the Page Sandstone and Carmel is just above that.


West flank






Mount Carmel Junction

Mini flame structure


Navajo Sandstone and Temple Cap Formation


Temple Cap Formation


Pasture Canyon

Cool fractures filled with concretions


Panorama


Navajo Sandstone, Page Sandstone, Carmel Formation


Polygonal fractures at the J-1 unconformity


Soft sediment deformation in the Navajo Sandstone


A mini Rock Canyon fault propagation fold in the Navajo Sandstone



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