The Baker Beach Rocks
 
8 - Character of the matrix between blocks

 
This boundary between two blocks shows the nature of the matrix.  Almost having the appearance of flowing or being mixed, note that the individual greenish material in the black matrix has a tapered on both ends character.  Even the larger blocks in the melange seem to have this character. We will look closer at this boundary in subsequent slides. Geologists ask themselves if all of this could have been done by the grinding and collision between the continent and the old ocean floor or could other processes explain the flow-like character.
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