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Photo Uploaded: Aug 26 2005 03:57:31 GMT
Goat Rock, just south of Jenner on the Sonoma coast, is what geologists call a tombolo: a sea stack connected to the mainland by a sandbar. In this case the state has reinforced the sandbar with boulders and put up a parking lot.
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Aug 26 2005 05:57 GMT
The "sea stack" looks kind of basaltic. Was it formed by volcanic action?
Aug 26 2005 11:16 GMT
A parking lot...sometimes all you can do is shake your head
Aug 26 2005 15:45 GMT
Aug 26 2005 23:48 GMT
Basalt: no, this is sandstone according to the geologic map. But notice how the flat surface is in line with the terrace on the right side--they were once connected but the sea eroded the rock away. The flat top is an ancient beach terrace that has been uplifted. There are many more along this stretch of coast.
Aug 27 2005 20:41 GMT
Now we know what Joni Mitchell was writing about...
Aug 30 2005 02:01 GMT
i think this picture is beautiful...
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