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Geology gone mad: White Pocket | by Chief Bwana
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Geology gone mad: White Pocket

This picture really demonstrates the craziness of White Pocket geology. You really need to see this one large on black.


Geological layers are normally laid down horizontally. Here at White Pocket, there are completely reckless swirls, stripes, offsets, unconformities and overlaps that challenge conventional wisdom--and remember, this phenomenon covers a vast area from Coyote Buttes to the Paria River. Unlike Coyote Buttes to the west, White Pocket has a characteristic white crust overlying its red, orange and yellow stripes. Check my tags "whitepocket" and "coyotebuttes" for more of this madness.


This is not even the craziest scene at White Pocket. Stay tuned for more to come!

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Taken on November 21, 2009