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Snapshots

  1. Conglomerate Section

    Snapshot Title: Conglomerate Section
    Taken by: Alison Emmons

    Image: Leggetts Gap-Section 4
    Image Owner: Alison Emmons



    Description:

    This is just one of the many spots along the Leggetts Gap outcrop where conglomerate is present. This is a type of clastic sedimentary rock that consists of large rounded clasts (>two millimeters...



  2. Joint Fractures

    Snapshot Title: Joint Fractures
    Taken by: Alison Emmons

    Image: Leggetts Gap-Section 4
    Image Owner: Alison Emmons



    Description:

    Several joint fractures can be seen in the lower most sandstone layer of the Pennsylvanian Pottsville formation. The orange and black seen here is the presence of magnesium and iron oxides formed due ...



  3. Mississippian Pocano Paleosol

    Snapshot Title: Mississippian Pocano Paleosol
    Taken by: Alison Emmons

    Image: Leggetts Gap-Section 4
    Image Owner: Alison Emmons



    Description:

    This strata is a paleosol consisting of siltstone to very fine-grained sandstone. The blocky structure can been seen which was formed under the weathered surface of the sub-Sharp Mountain u...



  4. sub-Sharp Mountain Unconformity

    Snapshot Title: sub-Sharp Mountain Unconformity
    Taken by: Alison Emmons

    Image: Leggetts Gap-Section 4
    Image Owner: Alison Emmons



    Description:

    The sub-Sharp Mountain unconformity is located between the Pennsylvanian Pottsville sandstone strata (upper layer) and the Mississippian Pocano paleosol strata (lower layer) that consists of siltstone...