Moorpark College Geology Dept. Field trip to
=VASQUEZ ROCKS=

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Vasquez Rocks Panorama
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Sedimentary deposition
The area is made up of layers of sedimentary rocks.

Students at the rocks
Students look for all the textbook sedimentary features.

Sitting on the rocks
Rock scrambler's paradise.

weathering holes
Holes form in the soft rock from the action of rain and wind.

mudcracks
Mudcracks leave their fossilized impressions.

mudcracks
Several horizons of mud can be found with the mudcracks easily visible.

mudcracks closeup
A close-up of the above image.

ripple marks
In addition to mudcracks, crossbedding, scour and fill, and graded bedding, you may be lucky enough to find
this excellent example of ripple marks; the fossil remains of the riverbottom.

Avenue S roadcut
A stop by the "Avenue S" roadcut at the San Andreas Fault. Click for large image


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