Turtle Cove Formations at Foree

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  1. AlanLichty

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    At the north end of the Sheep Rock Unit in the John Day Fossil Beds is a small picnic area with a few shot loop trails. Not a soul in sight just before 7:00am and the formations are still in the shadows so nice light for the details of the formation known as Turtle Cove. These deposits have a date range of Eocene to Early Miocene (30-28 million years) and get their bluish green coloration from a mineral group known as celadonite. The geologic strata are the same as the area called the Blue Basin about 8 miles south of Foree.


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    This is some great geology Alan.
     
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    That unique color is really intriguing. Thanks for the geology background. Knowing something about the natural history always makes a picture a little more interesting.

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    A really interesting image, Alan. I love that blue color.
     
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    This has some very interesting colors in it. I would crop it to lose the bit of rock in the lower right. But otherwise what a sweet shot.
     
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