Overview of the outcrops of cliff-forming Fort Hays and overlying Smoky Hill Members of the Upper Cretaceous Niobrara Formation in southwest Trego County, Kansas.
The second of five from this afternoon...
One of my favorite exposures of the Fort Hays Limestone is about to be removed for road widening. I wanted to catch a few of the parts of this roadcut that I haven't previously documented.
Detail of the lower Fort Hays Limestone. These chalk beds are extensively bioturbated and thus lack many original sedimentary structures.
A small quarry and roadcut exposure of the Smoky Hill Chalk member.
A quarry in Smoky Hill chalk.
Contact between the Codell Sandstone and overlying Fort Hays Limestone (chalk).
Third of five from yesterday...
A cliff of Fort Hays Limestone caps the cutbank of this tributary of the Solomon River.
Smoky Hill chalk at the top of the Saline River roadcut (north). An excerpt of a much larger series of photographs that crashed the Stitcher program.
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