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TitleOdanah Member of the Pierre Formation, seen near the top of the Pembina Escarpment, North Dakota
DescriptionNear the top of the Pembina Escarpment is a good cut on the west side of the road that exposes shale. This light gray shale is the Odanah Member of the Pierre Formation. It is rather hard, with fine, indurated sand, and it forms the cap rock on the Pembina Escarpment so it is at least partially responsible for holding the escarpment up, making it more resistant to erosion.
LocationUSA ▹ North Dakota ▹ Cavalier. Near Hanks Corner. Hanks Corner Quadrangle, Olga Quadrangle.
PhotographerJoseph Hartman. 2002-05-07.
CollectionJoseph Hartman C9430.
Key words02e, Odanah, shale, pierre
Tech details1.1 MB. Outcrop. Kodachrome, TIFF.
GeoDIL number2860