Whaleback, Northumberland County

Whaleback, Northumberland County

PostBy: coalstoves On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:35 am

PA DCNR - Geology - Whaleback

Arguably one of the best exposures of folded rock structure in the United States. In this small area, all the structural elements and (6) stages of deformation for the Valley and Ridge Province can seen and studied. It is considered the type locality for examining the style, mechanics, and stages of structural development for the rocks in the Appalachian folded mountain belt. Individual structural elements such as faults (3 types), folds, joints, cleavage, lineations, and slickenlines can be examined in a hands on setting. Visually engaging because of the size and preservation of the folds.
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Re: Whaleback, Northumberland County

PostBy: MountainPreacher On: Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:17 pm

Does anyone know where this formation is?
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Re: Whaleback, Northumberland County

PostBy: coalstoves On: Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:01 am

It is located in Coal Township PA Near a mining patch town called Bear Valley on private property owned by Reading

It is in a relatively baron are of strip mined land and is hard to just head back and find it because of the steep cliffs and regrowth in the area, it's a rather intimidating landscape but if you found someone who knows where its at, it is very accessible and you can apply for a free permit to access the grounds on the Reading Coal Homepage .

Several Times a year groups of geology students come and study the formation

Maybe one of the members of
Abandoned Mine Research, Inc.
Might have some GPS coordinates for it

http://www.undergroundminers.com/index.html
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