The Samish Slab: new expanse of striated Chuckanut in Bellingham

Ah, fortuitous bliss! Here is a field trip to a wonderful, huge slab of Chuckanut bedrock, right in Bellingham, covered with glacial striae, and nicely jointed. And a veritable petrology class of heaped salvaged erratics to boot, including bedded chert and a few pumicious lithic tuffs. But go soon, the place is slated for further excavation and destruction soon!

The 'Samish Hill' slab of Chuckanut. It measures about 200 feet across.


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