Pigeon Siltstone

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Laminated siltstone beds (light and dark bands) and steep cleavage dip to the right in this photograph of Pigeon Siltstone along the Pigeon River north of Gatlinburg.  Three inch diameter altimeter for scale.  Could the Metcalf Phyllite be a sheared variety of this rock?