EAST TENNESSEE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
2015 Cumberland Plateau Spring Field Trip


Lower Pennsylvanian Geology and Shallow Brittle
Deformation in the Wartburg Area

Wartburg, Tennessee
Saturday, May 09, 2015

Trip Leader: Vade Scruggs
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee

Stop 4b 


Click the links below to see photographs at each of the field trip stops. 

Stop 1 Lilly Bluff Overlook
Stop 2 Exposed Sandstone-Shale Contact on Highway 62 near Lancing
Stop 3 Exposed Rex Coal at Fritts Road
Stop 4a Emory River Tear Fault near Nemo Rapids
Stop 4b Emory River Tear Fault Dividing Sandstone Units
Stop 4c Deformed Shale in Rock Castle Sandstone Caused by Fault

Two different sandstone units (Newton and Rock Castle) separated by Emory River tear fault.

   

Cataclastic sandstone with slickensides (Newton sandstone)
Photograph by Bob Gelinas

Cataclastic sandstone with slickensides (Newton sandstone)
Photograph by J. Brad Stephenson

Emory River tear fault dividing sandstone units; Rock Castle left and Newton right
Photograph by J. Brad Stephenson

Rock Castle sandstone left and Newton sandstone foreground
Photograph by J. Brad Stephenson

 

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