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You are standing at the top of the cliff (blue arrow), looking in the direction of the green arrow.

Trench with fresh exposure of peat

Digging a small trench into these exposures reveals that there are at least two distinct layers of peat here. These peat beds are surrounded by fine grained silty sands. This sediment is entirely unconsolidated.

You can measure a section here, or obtain a sample of the peat for carbon dating by pressing the buttons below.

jbg sect 20 beach jbg section 65 beach chukchi sea up gully at jbg65 up gully at jbg 20 tuap and karmuk at jbg 65 karmuk at jbg 20 Cretaceous Nualvik tuap karmuk fines peat
Sources: See beginning of trip.
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Date Created: 18 Apr 1998
Last Updated: 22 Jan 2000