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Black Hills Geology > The Mammoth Site by Ron Schott

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Taken by
Ron Schott Ron Schott
Explore score
2.17 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 27, 2011
Date taken
Oct 05, 2008

Canon Powershot S5 IS

GigaPan Beta Robot

environmental, forensic, indoor, landscape, nature, travel, geology

Located in Hot Springs, South Dakota, the Mammoth Site is the site of 27000 year old sinkhole and hot springs. Mammoths (mostly Columbian, but a couple of Woolly Mammoths too) occasionally wandered into the sinkhole and became stuck in the mud and unable to escape. As a consequence many mammoth skeletons were preserved in the accumulating sediment layers in the sinkhole. A contractor discovered a mammoth bone during an excavation for a subdivision in 1974 and fortunately he and the city of Hot Springs had the foresight to recognize the potential for both science and tourism. Both have been realized in a greater way than either could have imagined.

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.4.0002 (Windows)
Panorama size: 2173 megapixels (77872 x 27912 pixels)
Input images: 684 (38 columns by 18 rows)
Field of view: 113.4 degrees wide by 40.6 degrees high (top=-7.5, bottom=-48.1)
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.0581 c2=-0.033
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2008-10-05 09:18:26 - 2008-10-05 09:57:42
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure time: 0.25
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 428.6 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 36.0 to 59.3 percent
Vertical overlap: 36.7 to 44.5 percent
Computer stats: 4010.17 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 3:25:24 (18 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 2:44:11, Projection: 9:58, Blending: 31:14
(Preview finished in 2:59:04)

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