View north from McKittrick Canyon along the Capitan reef escarpment. Note the roll-over
of strata from shelf to slope and from slope to basin. The vertical structures that mark
the reef and upper slope are synsedimentary cemented fractures that parallel the
reef escarpment.

© Peter A. Scholle, 1999


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