2018/08/20

Landslide on Gee Creek

While hiking in the South Cherokee National Forest and Wildlife Management area this weekend I observed what appeared to be a fresh landslide. I was excited at the chance to look closely at this and document a fascinating geologic event.

The location of the rockfall is at 35.246533, -84.529235, on the north side of Gee Creek right above the cement tunnel formerly used by the mill operation. The rock that dropped is Nebo Sandstone, part of the Chilhowee Group. In the photos and map below you can see the steeply dipping in-situ rock unit. 





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