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Old Aug 20, 2006, 2:50 PM   #1
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spotted this alonside the road yesterday on my way up to Artist Point... the extruded basalt columns, which normally line up almost like stairs, look like they had a collision at some point in the distant past... the warping and bending of the rocks here is just plain wierd! :O




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Old Aug 20, 2006, 5:29 PM   #2
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Looks as if someones taken a scoop to them and wisked them to one side. Never seen anything like that even on the Discovery Channel !

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Old Aug 20, 2006, 10:16 PM   #3
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I'm no geologist, but that looks like a fault line to me!
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Old Aug 20, 2006, 11:46 PM   #4
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Now that is double strange.

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Old Aug 22, 2006, 6:06 AM   #5
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Hi, these are a couple of pics I took at the Marin Headlands on the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge. From the geology books I have read this was formed millions of years ago when this area was under the sea. Sediments built up and as the Coast Range rose the layers formed following the contours of the hills. You mentioned that your picture is of basalt, which means this was probably formed from volcanic actions as the mountains in that area rose up. I'm not an expert on this, so I may be wrong on some points. :?





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Old Aug 22, 2006, 9:12 AM   #6
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yes, Mt. Baker is a volcano. Dormant, but not dead...
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