THE FORCE SPECTRUM - Purplehorse Beach
A band of migmatite crosses the C&O Canal from about MM 12.5 - MM 16. In addition to Purplehorse beach, migmatized metagraywacke can be seen next to the towpath along Widewater (MM 12.6).
Discussion Question: What are some natural (and humanmade) forces that work together to cause a spectrum of effects, altering the environment?Additional C&O Geology pages: Locks 15-20 | Olmsted Island | Flooding | Devil's Eyebrow | Pothole Alley | Widewater | Lamprophyre Dikes | Mather Gorge | Paw Paw Tunnel | Cumberland Coal
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Last updated: April 23, 2021