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Snapshots

  1. Nearly complete, intact section

    Snapshot Title: Nearly complete, intact section
    Taken by: Kyle House

    Image: Holocene Stratigraphy Detail. Truckee River, Sparks, NV
    Image Owner: Kyle House



    Description:

    This interval shows a pristine section with only minor agric. disturbance. The thick sand bed over the prominent white bed is obvious, as the organic muck overlying the sand, etc.



  2. unconformity

    Snapshot Title: unconformity
    Taken by: Kyle House

    Image: Holocene Stratigraphy Detail. Truckee River, Sparks, NV
    Image Owner: Kyle House



    Description:

    The stratified interval that comprises most of the base of the exposure is overlain by a thick bed of fluvial sand. That, in turn is overlain by an irregular interval of organic sed and roots that may...



  3. sediment lens

    Snapshot Title: sediment lens
    Taken by: Kyle House

    Image: Holocene Stratigraphy Detail. Truckee River, Sparks, NV
    Image Owner: Kyle House



    Description:

    intriguing lens with tephra? overlain by organic mud...



  4. tephra?

    Snapshot Title: tephra?
    Taken by: Kyle House

    Image: Holocene Stratigraphy Detail. Truckee River, Sparks, NV
    Image Owner: Kyle House



    Description:

    I am yet to sample this conspicuously white horizon that overlies a conspicuously dark gray horizon.