About five miles west of Williamsburg, KY, we’ve stopped to explore an outcrop representing a variety of environments. We find channel deposits, festooned cross-bedding, truncated cross-bedding, coals, etc.
We briefly visited here a couple years ago on our way back home on our last Texas field trip. While gassing up nearby, a local told us about the new highway route they had recently blasted through here. It’s definitely worth adding as a regular stop.
Further up the Big Hill section, about a half mile south of the last stop we find the black shale discontinuosly overlain by dolomites. As we continue to move up section here we find some thin layers with intensive burrowing, others with ooids, and glauconite-rich layers.
Our first time here, and potentially a great place to practice making sections. Perhaps next time…
At this stop we are examining a road cut through Devonian Black shale. Lots of nice concretions in this particular section.
Driving across Kentuckey, practicing 55-mph geology, we glimpsed an unusual exposure among the many Ordovician road cuts along U.S.-137. We stopped, and spent a short time examining the submarine slump or slide evident here.
Tonight we’re dining at Madison’s Diego’s Mexican Grill in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Our 8:00 reservation turned into a 8:45 seating, but after a long day in the hot sun, the salty cups and ice cold … lemonade is very satisfying!