In some places there are dikes of igneous rock within the Thompson Slate. Dikes form when molten magma intrudes between layers of existing rock. In Minnesota Underfoot, an excellent resource for those interested in Minnesota’s natural history, author Constance Jefferson Sansome writes that after the folding and tilting of the Thompson Slate had occurred, molten material forced its way into cracks in the slate, cooled, and hardened to form dikes. One such dike is visible from the swinging bridge. It runs from the north end of the bridge in a southwesterly direction across the river channel and ends east of the nearby island.
If you look closely enough, you can see rain prints, mud cracks, and ripple marks in the slate that were present in the sediment layers just before more layers of sediment covered them and they were transformed into shale. The ripple marks show up as elongated dimples. You can see them on the west side of the bridge at its north end.
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