The northwest coast of Lake Superior in Minnesota presents an almost unbroken line of rock exposure. It forms the southeast boundary of a great half-moon1 of Keweenawan rocks whose convex margin points northwest. The elongated structural basin of Lake Superior is truncated by the shore line in such a way that the latter trends more or less parallel to the strike of the bedded rocks near the middle, but toward the ends it intersects the strike.
Over that portion of the shore line covered by this study namely, from southwest of Duluth to Two Harbors (Fig. 1), a distance of about 40 miles, the shore intersects the strike of the east- to southeastward-tilted Keweenawan strata at angles of from 50 to 15 degrees, exposing the eroded edges of the beds along the lake front (Pl. 4, fig. 1). This makes it possible to run a linear . . .