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Lovers' Leap Earthcache

A cache by Troutpro Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/13/2011
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Geocache Description:

There are many lovers' leaps around the world, but this cache is about the Central Valleys one and its insight to what the prehistoric valley was like.

The first thing we need to establish when viewing this formation is what it is made of. In this cache it is made of limestone. Limestone is a sedimentary rock that comes from the compacting of fossilized animal remains. This limestone came from the remains of sea creatures from when this was part of the Pacific ocean. As the sea creatures died their remains floated down to the bottom of the ocean and became buried. Some of them fossiled partially and were subjected to pressure from the earth itself. This caused the fossils to form into limestone. This location is unique because of the weathering on the formation.

This limestone lies on top of the sediments that formed the bottom of the ocean and this view of them were left here after the waters receded.

To get credit for this earthcache email me the answers to the following questions:
1. The GC code and name of this cache.
2. The number of people in your group.
3. How have people defaced the formation and what measures have been taken to stop this?
4. Are any of the non-limestone sediments visible?
5. If so, how do you think they were exposed? Why?
6. What is the difference in color between the two types of rock?

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