The James River Park System - Richmond, VA

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South Geology Tour

Stop 3e: Stressed Out

DIRECTIONS: From the overlook, look for cracks in the bedrock. (37.525001° N, 077.456414° W)

These cracks are caused by the stress resulting from the slow movement of the continental plates. The cracks are parallel and run in two directions. One direction is in front of you.

bedrock cracks

Look for the other directions as you continue on the tour.

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