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Some features that you may encounter at Pilot Mountain include:


Inselberg

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These photographs show sinkholes in Pennsylvania.
Photograph byJimmie D. Agnew


 

Literally translated, inselberg means "island mountain", an appropriate name for an isolated summit that rises abruptly from a low-relief surface.

Photograph byJimmie D. Agnew

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Crossbedding

Crossbedding in Zion National Park
Photographs by Jimmie D. Agnew

Crossbedding occurs when deposits accumulate from wind or water that changes direction. In streams, crossbedding results when streams change course. For wind deposited sediments, sand accumulates at different angles when the predominant direction of the wind changes. In Zion National Park, evidence of the changing direction of the wind is preserved in these fossilized sand dunes. Various angles of deposition are evidence of wind's coming from different directions.

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References
  • P. Albert Carpenter, III 1989. A Geologic Guide to North Carolina's State Parks. NC Geological Survey. Bulletin 91.
  • North Carolina Parks and Recreation 1998 Pilot Mountain State Park brochure. State Government Press.