Large blocks of carbonate slope material in a debris flow (the Rader slide) within sandstones
of the Bell Canyon Formation. The largest clasts in this part of the flow (which lies
approximately 7 km basinward from the shelf margin) exceed 3 m in diameter. Deposit
represents an unusually large catastrophic failure of part of the Delaware basin margin
and its occurrence at the transition between clastic and carbonate sedimentation
phases in the basin may indicate that it was associated with a sea level change
Outcrop along U.S. Highway 62-180 approximately 2 km south of intersection
with road to McKittrick Canyon, Culberson Co., T

© Peter A. Scholle, 1999

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