Older rocks, newer rocks

I’d say these were old and new rocks, but I’m confident someone would quibble that they both look pretty old to them.  So, old and not as old.  I’m not even sure which are the older ones either – for all I know they’ve folded over on themselves and the oldest are on top.  The Navigator would probably know.

Oh, and it would probably help to know where they are, Navigator, if you’re going to offer an opinion.  These are on the Italian coast near the Tyrrhenian Sea, a bit south of Maratea.  You can read all about it here.

This is just a placeholder for now. I’ll add a real description when I get more time.

9 response to "Older rocks, newer rocks"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: June 16, 2019

    Not to quibble, but does anyone else think this is “reaching” as a challenge post?
    Oh well, rocks shmocks I guess.

    • By: Scooter Posted: June 16, 2019

      Nancy, I just checked with the rules committee and it agreed that it’s quite appropriate. Not even a close call.

      • By: NancyG Posted: June 16, 2019

        Point made then. It is just hard for me to think of any rocks as ‘new’.

        • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: June 17, 2019

          How can rocks over a million years old be ‘new’. Point of order.

          • By: Scooter Posted: June 19, 2019

            I see that the challenge wording was ambiguous. New and Old have multiple definitions. I of course intended to include relative age rather than absolute: for example, New Testament vs Old Testament; New York vs York; New World vs Old World; and so on.

  2. By: gregblood Posted: June 16, 2019

    I can see the difference between the old and new. The new stuff had eroded and exposed the gray rock at the bottom. I think I should be a geologist.

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: June 21, 2019

      Excellent deduction Holmes. Have you done a wine tasting lately.

      • By: gregblood Posted: June 21, 2019

        Well, no. But you can be sure there will be a wine tasting and full review coming up on my next tour. (Hopefully mid-July)

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 16, 2019

    A reverse fault with newer shoved over older maybe?
    Those little folds at the contact are interesting, we will see what Em thinks.

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