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Barton Garnet Quarry at Gore Mountain by Ron Schott

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Taken by
Ron Schott Ron Schott
Explore score
2.15 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 06, 2011
Date taken
Aug 23, 2011

Canon EOS 550D (T2i)

GigaPan Epic100 (2nd generatio...

environmental, geology, landscape, nature, travel

This is the main quarry at Gore Mountain famous for its huge almandine garnets. The host rock is an amphibolite that experienced granuite or near granulite facies metamorphism. The dark color of the rock comes from the mineral hornblende, which is abundant, along with the red garnet porphyroblasts and less abundant white plagioclase. Mining at this site was ceased when the pit to the left of center encountered groundwater in such abundance that it couldn't be economically pumped away fast enough. Today the quarry is operated as a tourist attraction for budding mineralogists. Modern day garnet production is from the Ruby Mountain quarry a few miles away.

This GigaPan was shot as a 360 degree panorama, but the Stitch software doesn't seem to have seen it that way. There may be many reasons for this - I shot this panorama with some significant pauses due to partly cloudy conditions. I had intended to continue the pan further downwards to capture more of the foreground, but the uncooperative weather conditions finally forced me to throw in the towel.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.2.0113 (Windows)
Panorama size: 2150 megapixels (110600 x 19448 pixels)
Input images: 198 (33 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 6.3 degrees wide by 1.1 degrees high (top=0.1, bottom=-1.0)
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.000377 c2=3.96e-005
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Image size: 5184x3456 (17.9 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-08-23 13:28:56 - 2011-08-23 14:49:22
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.025
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 110.1 mm
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 19.6 to 47.3 percent
Vertical overlap: 19.4 to 39.7 percent
Computer stats: 4010.17 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 45:44 (14 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 13:34, Projection: 4:53, Blending: 27:18
(Preview finished in 23:57)

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