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TitleFolded soil layer along shore of Lake Geneva
DescriptionFolded soil layer along shore of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, caused by movement of ice on shore during spring breakup following high winds. The anticlinal structures give way to thrust faulting, and in the background one can see where a rear fault has left exposed a cross-section of an anticline. These structures are reminiscent of large scale features caused by convergent boundaries in plate tectonics.
LocationUSA ▹ Wisconsin. Along shore of Lake Geneva.
PhotographerRichard Stenstrom. 1995.
CollectionKeck Structural Geology Slide Set #RS4.
Key wordsfold, soil
Tech details429 KB. Outcrop.
GeoDIL number3053