A photo of a large slump.

A photo of a large slump.

Detailed Description

A large slump is an impressive landscape feature at Palomarin Beach. At low tide a plunging anticline is exposed in a wave-cut platform below the toe of the great slump. Dipping marine- terrace deposits unconformably overlie marine mudrocks of the Late Miocene-age Santa Cruz Mudstone. These marine terrace deposits are offset by rotation of the large slump block. The terrace deposits are best observed from the beach. The Point Reyes headlands are in the distance.


Image Dimensions: 800 x 600

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Location Taken: US