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Snapshots

  1. Green layer

    Snapshot Title: Green layer
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Konnarock Formation rhythmites
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    A greenish layer is a reduced horizon (while the bulk of the outcrop shows oxidized conditions).



  2. "Rounded stairstep" weathering

    Snapshot Title: "Rounded stairstep" weathering
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Konnarock Formation rhythmites
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The intersection between foliation (dipping at ~45 degrees to the left) and bedding (dipping towards the camera) can be seen in this cobble. Note how the rock fractures parallel to foliation when the ...



  3. Rhythmic bedding

    Snapshot Title: Rhythmic bedding
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Konnarock Formation rhythmites
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Ancient lakebed seasonality preserved as rhythmically alternating layers of maroon silt and maroon clay.



  4. Arkose

    Snapshot Title: Arkose
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Konnarock Formation rhythmites
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This pinkish coarse-grained sedimentary rock represents a temporary uptick in the depositional energy of the lake bottom.



  5. Acorn cap

    Snapshot Title: Acorn cap
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Konnarock Formation rhythmites
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This appears to be the top of an acorn.



  6. Sense of scale #2

    Snapshot Title: Sense of scale #2
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Konnarock Formation rhythmites
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This mechanical pencil is marked with 1-centimeter long black boxes, to provide a sense of scale.



  7. Sense of scale

    Snapshot Title: Sense of scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Konnarock Formation rhythmites
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This mechanical pencil is marked with 1-centimeter long black boxes, to provide a sense of scale.