Bales Seep Expedition – 05/18/2015

Bales Seep Expedition.PatLannyLinda.2015-05-18

A collection of brachiopods and crinoid sections from Bales Seep.

Catching up on some old hikes/expditions: this an expedition to Bales Seep with Lanny and Linda.  We went looking for fossils on a shallow hillside above a nice meadow fed by a spring “seep”.  We easily found numerous brachiopods and crinoid sections.

Total Distance:  0.5 miles
Elevation: start 7,997 ft, maximum 8,068 ft,  minimum 7,997 ft
Gross gain: 71 ft.  Aggregate ups & downs:  ascending 134 ft, descending 131 ft
Maximum slope: 34% ascending, 35% descending, 9% average
Duration: 1:46

GPS .KML file for Google Earth: Bales Seep Expedition.PatLannyLinda.2015-05-18

I urge you to explore our hiking tracks with Google Earth. With the virtual 3-dimensional presentation, achieved by panning and tilting the view, you can get a much better idea of the hikes and terrain than you can get from the 2-dimensional screenshot above. For assistance: Using Google Earth Track Files.

References:
The Fossil Forum: Fossils North Of Guadalupe Box, Jemez Mountains
Supervolcano: A Geologic History of the Jemez Area: Chapter 3: The Paleozoic

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One Response to Bales Seep Expedition – 05/18/2015

  1. Vince Humann says:

    It looks like two of the Crinoid stem segments have a center hole that has a 5-petal or star-shape hole instead of a round one. I have only seen two stems with holes like that before. Nice haul!

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