Relative dating exercise geology


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Applying the principles of relative dating to these rock exposures (also called "outcrops"), we can reconstruct the sequence of events that created the geologic features which we see.

Events can be the deposition of a sedimentary layer, the eruption of a lava flow, the intrusion of magma to form a batholith, a fault (break) in the rock that shifts one side relative to the other side (and causes an earthquake), a fold that bends and distorts rock layers, or any number of other geologic processes.

Question 6 (8 points): What is the sequence of events that can be inferred from the above cross-section?

All 13 lettered events need to be included in your sequence.

Notice that the various sedimentary layers have been labeled with letters.