Rocky Vermilion Shoreline 1
September 7, 2014
There is so much to love about the Vermilion River shoreline. I’ve already shown you (here and here) some of the Leptothrix discophora that I found there August 24, but that day I was also taken with the rocks along the shore. The flaking rock in this photograph is shale. At the bottom you can see the rusty look of iron oxide coating some of it and other rocks; the iron bacteria precipitated the iron from the water.