Eroded remnant of limestone with buff, fractured chert layer, Peloponessos, Greece


I collected this rock in the summer of 2007 near the village of Ano Karyes in the Peloponessos, at a location near Mt. Lykaion Sanctuary of Zeus.  I like the striking contrast between brittle failure of the chert and semi-brittle/ductile deformation in the limestone.  And I like the soft hues.

Age & Formation
Grey limestone of the Flysch Transition Beds of Paleocene age, ~60 Ma, in the Pindos Group stratigraphy of the Peloponessus.