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Friday Field Photo #185: Las rocas del otro lado del río

June 28, 2013


This photo is from the past field season in Patagonia. We wanted to get to these rocks on the other side of the river. My student eventually got there … by going ~30 km downstream to where there was a proper bridge and then driving on some gnarly roads for a couple hours. If only we had jet packs. Drones are all the rage these days … drones shmones, I want jet packs!

Happy Friday!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. bill turnbull permalink
    June 28, 2013 12:02 pm

    What’s the excitement? It’s only a totally awesome exposure (even to my amateur eye). Are those sand and mudstones? Marine deposits?

    Unless they were put there by Our Lord to trick us into thinking the world is less than four billion years old, the voices in my head told me: year 3,875,329 BCE on 13 June, at 0400. That FSM’s a trickster, I tell ya.

    Will you be posting on this sequence in a fuure post? (hint, hint.)

    • bill turnbull permalink
      July 1, 2013 9:09 am

      Ahhh! that date I was given by FSM was off by a factor of 1,000. The actual date of creation re-revealed to me is approximately: 3,875,329,772 bce, clearly less than four billion years. I don’t want hear any more about us young-earthers being delusional.

  2. July 21, 2013 7:09 pm

    … on a different note: beautiful exposure of the section. Must be painful to stand along strike and not have access. Sounds like… well, field work.

    • bill turnbull permalink
      July 22, 2013 11:50 am

      Sometimes (OK, pretty much all the time) I’m jealous of actual professional geologists and their opportunities for field work. I console myself wit the vicarious pleasure of trying to follow along, as best I can.

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