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Day 302. Layer upon layer upon layer

In June 2013 on June 10, 2013 at 11:59 am

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Innes National Park is famous for its gypsum.

Other geological features are easily found, such as these beautiful layered sediments bordering ‘our’ beach.

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A quick email to my geological brains trust – thanks Dad – resulted in the following information:

They all seem to be limestone layers with differing textures and methods of formation. There is a possibility that they are salt lake deposits like those in the adjacent National Park, but I also think that there have been pedological (soil forming) processes at work.

He’s going to do some more research and let me know.

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  1. Looks like a bed of boulders half way up the exposures – flash flood deposit?

  2. Perhaps? I’m not sure Phil…hoping to do some research on this today, will let you know!
    Thanks for the comment 🙂

  3. […] last weekend I photographed and wrote about beautiful and unusual layers of rock. Curious about these structures, I did a bit of searching for academic papers and […]

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