Small channel in Capitan fore-reef talus. Floor of channel axis is lined with several thin flow
units and then is plugged with a massive debris flow. Slope deposition was accomplished
by a mix of rock falls, debris flows, density currents, and perhaps other processes. The middle
slope, in particular, is dominated by debris flow deposits. Outcrop on south side of
McKittrick Canyon, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Culberson Co., TX.


© Peter A. Scholle, 1999


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