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Snapshots

  1. Teddy's glasses

    Snapshot Title: Teddy's glasses
    Taken by: Aleister

    Image: Mount Rushmore from Below
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Very intricate detail on Ted Roosevelt's glasses. Nice.



  2. Young Abe Lincoln

    Snapshot Title: Young Abe Lincoln
    Taken by: Aleister

    Image: Mount Rushmore from Below
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Is this a carving of a young Abe Lincoln in the right eye orb of Abe Lincoln on Mt. Rushmore? Sure it is, why not. He's even wearing a tie.



  3. entrained xenolith cut by dike?

    Snapshot Title: entrained xenolith cut by dike?
    Taken by: Charles Carrigan

    Image: Mount Rushmore from Below
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    This appears to be a patch of darker rock, possibly more mafic material or metamorphic rock such as the schist below the granite, that was caught up in the granite, but then later split by a pegmatite...



  4. Cross-cutting dikes

    Snapshot Title: Cross-cutting dikes
    Taken by: Charles Carrigan

    Image: Mount Rushmore from Below
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Pegmatite dikes crossing each other on Lincoln's nose.



  5. Numerous dikes

    Snapshot Title: Numerous dikes
    Taken by: Charles Carrigan

    Image: Mount Rushmore from Below
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    A number of pegmatite dikes cutting through the granite on Jefferson's face.



  6. Dike into metamorphic rock

    Snapshot Title: Dike into metamorphic rock
    Taken by: Charles Carrigan

    Image: Mount Rushmore from Below
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    A granite dike cuts he metamorphic rock below Washington.



  7. abel

    Snapshot Title: abel
    Taken by: velnetta engle

    Image: Mount Rushmore from Below
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    He rocks!



  8. Gdubya

    Snapshot Title: Gdubya
    Taken by: velnetta engle

    Image: Mount Rushmore from Below
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    1st American President



  9. Jefferson

    Snapshot Title: Jefferson
    Taken by: Criste Chapman

    Image: Mount Rushmore from Below
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Can u find jefferson



  10. Lincoln

    Snapshot Title: Lincoln
    Taken by: Criste Chapman

    Image: Mount Rushmore from Below
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Can you find Lincoln?



  11. Washington

    Snapshot Title: Washington
    Taken by: Criste Chapman

    Image: Mount Rushmore from Below
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Can you find Washington on Mount Rushmore?



  12. What is this???

    Snapshot Title: What is this???
    Taken by: Brianna Wastlund

    Image: Mount Rushmore from Below
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    What is this??? It looks like a tooth.



  13. Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln!

    Snapshot Title: Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln!
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Mount Rushmore from Below
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Today is the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth.



  14. Jefferson

    Snapshot Title: Jefferson
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Mount Rushmore from Below
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... upnostril view. Pray he doesn't sneeze!



  15. Stuck Drillbit

    Snapshot Title: Stuck Drillbit
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Mount Rushmore from Below
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Evidently this drillbit got stuck in the hole and wasn't able to be removed. It's slowly rusting away, though.



  16. Stiff Upper Lip

    Snapshot Title: Stiff Upper Lip
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Mount Rushmore from Below
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... very stiff, indeed. TR's in this case.



  17. Abe Lincoln's Eye

    Snapshot Title: Abe Lincoln's Eye
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Mount Rushmore from Below
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Note the delicate stonework to preserve a pupil for the eye.



  18. Granite/Schist Contact

    Snapshot Title: Granite/Schist Contact
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Mount Rushmore from Below
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... and a small granitic dike. Note the reflection of the sun off large feldspar crystals in the granite. The vertical lines are drill holes created during the carving of the monument.



  19. George Washington

    Snapshot Title: George Washington
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Mount Rushmore from Below
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... as the cherry tree saw him.