3 comments on “Wild Concrete: Exploring The Scott Mountains And Trinity Divide’s Cement Formations

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  2. I suspect that the “cement” that you cite is compacted glacial till as well as glaciofluvial outwash deposits derived from periods of alpine glaciation considerably older than the most recent Wisconsin episode. The hard and durable (resistant to erosion) cementing agent holding the boulders, cobbles. and gravel are oxides of iron. Cement Bluff is truly extraordinary. I made a visit to that bluff during one of my five trips to Mt. Eddy in 2020. I have much interest in the geology of the area (Trinity ophiolite sheet and gabbroic plutons that intrude it) as well as the incredibly diverse flora. Thank you for sharing your wanderings and exquisite high quality photos.

    • You may be correct. I have not seen any sort of comprehensive study on these formations, though I would love to. They certainly add to the uniqueness of the area! Thanks for you kind words too!

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