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Tuap - Karmuk Contact at JBG65 Tuap - Karmuk Contact at JBG65

An angular unconformity is visible between the underlying folded sediments and the overlying flat-lying sediments. Fossil bivalve shells can be found as float on the surface here.

You can:
Look closer at the flat lying sediments.
Look closer at the deformed sediments.

From here you can:
Climb up to the top of the cliff.
Climb down to the entrance of the gully.
Climb down into the gully.
Cross the gully and look at deformed sediments lower down on other side Tuapaktushak with folds Karmuk Chukchi sea Tuapaktushak with folds Karmuk 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: The chief reference on the stratigraphy of the Gubik is (Brigham,1985). The best reference on the fossil molluscs from the Gubik is still (MacNeil, 1957). Recent papers on the age and climate history of these deposits include (Brigham-Grette and Carter, 1992; Kaufman and Brigham-Grette, 1993 Brigham-Grette and Hopkins, 1995).
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