Scratch circle from the Passaic Formation (Late Triassic), West-Central New Jersey
Scratching, forming one sharply-defined, somewhat elliptical scratch circle, surrounds a narrow-filled tube probably formed by a plant stem. Water currents carrying sediment onto a lacustrine shoreline swirled around a plant leaf, etching out a partial scratch circle. Later settling of the finest material resulted in a veneer of mud filling the scratch circle.
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Metz, Robert, "Scratch circle from the Passaic Formation (Late Triassic), West-Central New Jersey" (2021). Kean Publications. 1062.