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 4c 


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

Rock Castle sandstone and Vandever shale showing strain caused by Emory River tear fault.

   

Photograph by J. Brad Stephenson

Photograph by J. Brad Stephenson

Photograph by J. Brad Stephenson

Wasp nest on strained Vandever Formation shale
Photograph by J. Brad Stephenson

Exploring abandoned railroad tunnel through Rock Castle sandstone.

Photograph by Bob Gelinas

Photograph by Bob Gelinas

Photograph by J. Brad Stephenson

Photograph by J. Brad Stephenson

 

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