Day #37 Outcrop: Varved Clays, Whitefish Bay

A former student reminded me of the spectacular varved clays we did fieldwork on during my time teaching at Lake Superior State University. Notice in the Google Earth view of this locality that the exposure is located at the toe of a landslide along the south shore of Whitefish Bay at the east end of Lake Superior. The varves are some of the best I’ve ever seen, but let me tell you it was no fun to trudge around in the slippery, sucking clay of the shallows.

Varved Clays, Whitefish Bay

Students Record Field Observations of the Landslide Toe

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