Field Location: Capitol Reef National Park and vicinity (click
on link to see photos).
Geologic Problem: How and when did the monocline (reef) form?
Exposed: Permian White
Rim Sandstone – Cretaceous Mancos Shale.
Anticipated Outcomes: Consolidation of field evidence into a cohesive and understandable format. Understanding of depositional environments based on field observations. Derivation of climatic conditions from the rock record. Recognition of multiple interpretations, and ability to test hypotheses in a logical, rigorous manner.