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28: (Case Study) Palimpsest outcrops

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    Many outcrops or samples of rock are simple and straightforward: they bear characteristic compositions, textures, or features that evoke a straightforward geologic interpretation.

    But some are more complicated than that. Some outcrops or rocks show evidence of more than one “story” of formation. The successive chapters of its history are superimposed on its features, like a warrior accruing scars through a long and glorious career.


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