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Bald Eagle Mountain Sackungen 
 
 

Bald Eagle Mountain sackung
Image: US Geological Survey

The sackungen of Bald Eagle Mountain are notable because they are the location of a long-term study to decide whether scarps and trenches are the result of tectonic activity or gravitational spreading.

Measurements over a period of 22 years record 8.3 cm of spreading during that period.

The full version of the report is available from the USGS and contains many images and scientific diagrams of the geology of this feature:

Measurement of ridge-spreading movements (Sackungen) at Bald Eagle Mountain .....

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Last Updated: 12/31/2012 10:26 AM 
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