Debut of “Off the shelf edge”, WoGE # 297
Well, I have been thinking about making a blog for a while, mainly because I am inspired by lots of good geo-blogs out there (for a weekly list, go here). I hope to be on that list one day, but let’s take it easy for now. The first order of business is revealing the next Where on Google Earth (WoGE).
WoGE # 296 was hosted by Hindered Settling, and I recognized the outcrop immediately without even searching thru Google Earth. By chance, I had recently been looking at the Montagne de Chalufy onlap, which is described in poster form nicely here. Basically, the onlapping sandstones shown in the image below are turbidites onlapping the margin of a foreland basin – see the poster for a nice explanation about basin tectonics and topography.
So, drumroll…. Here it is, WoGE #297! I dont think this one will be too easy, so Schott rule NOT invoked. As you can see, the view is NNE and slightly oblique (i.e. not looking straight down). For a nice overview of the rules (which I had to consult, as I was a first time winner), go here. For a larger view, click on the image.