Giddens Field Trip

Giddens Field Trip - Joseph K. Giddens Geo 101 Online Point...

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Joseph K. Giddens Geo 101 Online Point Lobos State Reserve Point Lobos contains a vital connection to understanding the mysterious nature of underwater canyons, in particular the legendary Monterey Canyon. This is because, Point Lobos is a giant fossilized submarine canyon that is adjacent to both the Monterey and Carmel formations. Thereby visitors and geologist the world over can visit the Carmelo Formation and gain insight into the modern canyons with uniformitarism and a keen eye. The rocks of the Reserve are primarily broken into two types, the Carmelo Formation which was the fill of the canyon, and Cretaceous granodiorite which at one time served as the wall rock. The Carmelo Formation itself was created around 50-60 million years ago, from the gravel and other debris that accumulated in the water at around 600 and greater depths. The formation was created in a graded bed, with size of the sand decreasing from bottom to top, in addition the formation is also marked by a number of conglomerates. These
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