Figure 9. Looking down from a large cliff at the southwestern end of the park there is an excellent example of a late brittle fault. The fault cuts through this scene from lower left to upper right. In the middle of the photograph, the fault juxtaposes phyllites with many quartz veins on the near side with quartzite on the far side. The rocks on the far side of the fault moved to the right relative to the rocks on the near side. Geologists call this type of fault a right-lateral fault.
Last updated on October 6, 2005