No. 108 Fold-thrust belt with klippe & fenster

Last known location: Urbana, IL

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This wooden block features a stratified sequence of beech, green poplar, mahogany veneer, Brazilian cherry, and maple that is cut by a series of thrust faults and involved in a number of thrust-related folds. Thrust faults ramp up section from a basal detachment atop the poplar. Thrust sheets of Brazilian cherry, maple, and mahogany veneer are involved in fault-bend folds over ramp-flat transitions. A stream cutting a trellis drainage patter of v-shaped river valleys is slowly eroding the fold thrust belt into a series of low foothills. This massive block measures roughly 12 by 5 inches and weighs nearly 3 lbs 4 oz and is finished with durable lacquer that highlights the natural colors and grains in the wood.

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