Site sediments and invertebrates
magnifications refer to a 13 inch (32 cm) wide screen set
to 800 x 600 pixels.
Laminated silt, weakly iron stained,
approximately natural size.
Freshly exposed material is brownish gray, of low chroma.
Closeup, times four. Graded bedding,
and a minor disconformity become conspicuous. The
small offset visible on left is real, and about an
inch long. Such features are quite abundant.
A few of the beds are cemented,
remaining intact and brittle when wet. This fine
grained sandstone grades in color from 10 YR 5/2
on the upper surface to 10 R 4/2 in the center.
Cementing materials not yet determined, probably
siderite (see Thin Sections). Four times
Black layered clay, scanned
damp, immediately after being broken.
"Weathering rind" resulted from
reacting with the small quantity
of air while sealed in a plastic bag
for some time.
Exposure of dark laminated clay with in situ
gravel. White circle on left is 5 cent nickel.
Another of the many chert gravel layers, pocket
knife for scale. Photo Dr. Robert Hatcher.
Exposure of weakly layered angular
chert gravel, dipping beds, in north corner of
the excavation. Most of this material is now
destroyed. Photo Dr. Robert Hatcher.
Exposure of dark clay with streaks of
sandy-textured partially decomposed dolomite.
Ostracod-bearing bedding surface
in black layered clay, about 3/4 times natural
Eight-times magnification of poorly-preserved
also did not fare
well. Shown is a typical specimen,
natural size, and eight-times
magnification, below. Freshwater
This land snail shell is
by a small normal fault in the
dark sediment matrix. Family
Discidae, genus Anguispira.
Photo and specimen, Harry
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