VARVES: Dating Sedimentary Strata: Geology, Paleontological Patterns

Students count the number of varves (annual layers of sediment) in shale billets, taken from the Green River Formation in Wyoming. The count is then extended to reflect the entire 260 meters of sediments where the billets originated.

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