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August 18, 2011

Boulders on the shore, with the quartzite scarp behind

A couple of years ago I wrote a post about the Proterozoic Churchill quartzite. At the time, I thought that I had said all I would ever need to say about this beautiful tough metagreywacke. But on July 25th of this year, we visited the sculpted scarps east of Churchill, and the stone was looking so completely photogenic that I ended up with dozens of fresh photographs. This is a small sample.

Weathered "fingers" of quartzite extend toward the bay.

Temporary pools on a quartzite slope

Varied forms along the scarp; the rocks behind are coloured by orange lichen.

© Graham Young, 2011

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Brock May permalink
    August 18, 2011 5:51 pm

    Very nice images G. A new career in photography perhaps?

    • Graham permalink*
      August 26, 2011 6:57 pm

      Thank you, Brock and David.

  2. August 18, 2011 11:17 pm

    Sublime!

  3. Kate permalink
    August 30, 2011 9:14 pm

    Thanks for the vicarious travels! Ah, the beauty of rock sculpted by ice, wind and water.

    • Graham permalink*
      August 30, 2011 10:46 pm

      Thank you for visiting!

  4. February 9, 2012 1:18 pm

    beautiful.

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