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Snapshots

  1. Conglomerate

    Snapshot Title: Conglomerate
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Though most of this outcrop is quartz arenite (or was, prior to metamorphism), there is also some quartz pebble conglomerate (now metaconglomerate) that represents higher-energy depositional condition...



  2. Rust

    Snapshot Title: Rust
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Some of the quartzite at this site is stained by rust: gigapan.com/gigapans/183127



  3. Fold hinge

    Snapshot Title: Fold hinge
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    is somewhere about here: strata east of this dip east, and strata west of this dip west.



  4. Rills

    Snapshot Title: Rills
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The soil up top isn't weathering the elements as well as the blocky quartzite down below.



  5. Cars returning from Lost River State Park?

    Snapshot Title: Cars returning from Lost River State Park?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    ...perhaps?



  6. Does BP count as an attraction?

    Snapshot Title: Does BP count as an attraction?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

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  7. Road sign for the Baker exit

    Snapshot Title: Road sign for the Baker exit
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Intersection of 55 with 29 and 259.



  8. Lost River sign

    Snapshot Title: Lost River sign
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    That's what the bridge goes over.



  9. Thrust fault

    Snapshot Title: Thrust fault
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Low-angle fracture is a fault with <2 m of offset. See this blog post for more detail and a better view: www.nvcc.edu/home/cbentley/geoblog/2009/03/route-55-west-virginia.html Will open in a new tab or window



  10. Large-scale trough cross-bedding

    Snapshot Title: Large-scale trough cross-bedding
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Concave up: these strata are right-side-up.



  11. Contact

    Snapshot Title: Contact
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Between the Tuscarora Formation and the overlying (darker colored, more finely-bedded) Rose Hill Formation. For a more detailed look at this contact, see this GigaPan:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/111...



  12. Wife of the GigaPanner

    Snapshot Title: Wife of the GigaPanner
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    off checking on the wildflowers



  13. CALLAN

    Snapshot Title: CALLAN
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    license plate of the GigaPanner



  14. Prius

    Snapshot Title: Prius
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    for scale