Texas Tech University

Field Trips: Big Bend National Park


Plunging folds defined by the Caballos novaculite along highway 385 in the Marathon fold and thrust beltFlat-irons of the Devonian Caballos novaculite along the southeastern margin of a breached anticline, East Bourland Mountain, Marathon fold and thrust beltStructural geology students examining outcrop-scale folds in the Marathon fold and thrust beltHeading to the Canoe syncline in a field of yellow flowersNormal faults and drag folds associated with Basin and Range normal faulting in Tornillo washstudents Sketching folds and thrust faults associated with the Laramide orgeny at Persimmon GapcliffLunch break in the core of the Canoe snclineclose up of a knife on a rockmountain range suring sunset