Dilute flows produce thick sequences of plane beds, graded beds, and crossbeds by sustained unidirectional flow.
Such flows also produce thick sequences of hummocky beds by sustained bidirectional flow.
A short ferry ride will take you to Bell Island, where rock layers, including the iron-rich layers in the famous mine, date back more than 450 million years.
Take a tour of Mine #2 and hear the amazing stories of how young miners worked long days with only candlelight for illumination.
If you have current or historical questions about the Niagara Falls area feel free to e-mail Rick at Niagara Falls is the jewel of geological history in the Niagara District. Rock layers from an oil well boring south of Niagara Falls revealed rock layers to have a thickness of 3,000 feet (914.4 meters).