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  1. 3D Model

    Snapshot Title: 3D Model
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Veach Gap Anticline 1
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Click here to a 3D virtual outcrop model of this exposure.

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  2. 3D model

    Snapshot Title: 3D model
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Castelmezzano Staircase Section- lower
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    To explore a 3d outcrop model of this section click here.

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  3. Link to 3d Model

    Snapshot Title: Link to 3d Model
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Stigmaria tree root fossil
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    To explore a 3D model of this follow this link.

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  4. Stigmaria Tree Root Fossils

    Snapshot Title: Stigmaria Tree Root Fossils
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Stigmaria outcrop
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    For a closer look at this fossils view this gigapan:

    gigapan.com/gigapans/163103



  5. Exposed base of bedding surface

    Snapshot Title: Exposed base of bedding surface
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Castelmezzano Staircase Section- lower
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Here you can see many basal scour structures including flutes, tools casts and loads.

    To explore this surface view this gigapan:

    gigapan.com/gigapans/163899



  6. Exposed base of bedding surface

    Snapshot Title: Exposed base of bedding surface
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Castelmezzano Staircase Section- lower
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Here you can see multiple basal scour structures including flutes, tool casts and loads.

    To explore this surface check out this gigapan:

    gigapan.com/gigapans/163894



  7. Link to 3d model

    Snapshot Title: Link to 3d model
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Columnar Jointing in Catoctin Formation
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Follow this link to see 3d model of this outcrop.

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  8. Diamictite Bed here

    Snapshot Title: Diamictite Bed here
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Pottsville Group roadcut on Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Here is the location of a Diamictite of possible glacial origin.

    See pictures here:https://picasaweb.google.com/115287744175138369955/GlacialDiamictite#



  9. trace fossils

    Snapshot Title: trace fossils
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Antietam Breccia 1
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    possible skolithos



  10. skolithos maybe?

    Snapshot Title: skolithos maybe?
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Antietam Breccia 1
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    could be the top sides of skolithos tubes



  11. Basilica di San Venanzio

    Snapshot Title: Basilica di San Venanzio
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Camerino from Montelago
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    The Patron Saint of Camerino



  12. Geology Department

    Snapshot Title: Geology Department
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Camerino from Montelago
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    This is where I do my geology



  13. fishermen?

    Snapshot Title: fishermen?
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Piano Grande
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    or maybe more gigapanners



  14. The town of Castellucio

    Snapshot Title: The town of Castellucio
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Castelluccio from the Piano Grande
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    population 150



  15. The Scaglia Rossa

    Snapshot Title: The Scaglia Rossa
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: K/T Boundary exposed at Gubbio, Italy
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    A Cretaceous aged marine sedimentary rock, "The scaly red" this is a limestone with a small amount of iron oxides which have experienced oxidation giving the rock its lovely red color. Since depostit...



  16. Paleomag drill holes

    Snapshot Title: Paleomag drill holes
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: K/T Boundary exposed at Gubbio, Italy
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    The Scaglia Rossa is an important rock which was used to establish the paleomagnetic time scale. There are too many drill holes to count. This rock has been studied by many geologists.



  17. Above the Iridium layer

    Snapshot Title: Above the Iridium layer
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: K/T Boundary exposed at Gubbio, Italy
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Here there is a clear absence of fossils.



  18. Below the Iridium Layer

    Snapshot Title: Below the Iridium Layer
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: K/T Boundary exposed at Gubbio, Italy
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Here the strata is rich with fossils such as foraminifera and ammonites.



  19. one Euro

    Snapshot Title: one Euro
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: K/T Boundary exposed at Gubbio, Italy
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    For Scale



  20. Iridium Layer

    Snapshot Title: Iridium Layer
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: K/T Boundary exposed at Gubbio, Italy
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    it's only about a centimeter thick. Here is the famous K/T boundary.



  21. snowy peaks

    Snapshot Title: snowy peaks
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Snow covered peaks of the Central Apennines
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Marche-Umbrian Apennines



  22. I want this house

    Snapshot Title: I want this house
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Snow covered peaks of the Central Apennines
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    .



  23. Potenza River Valley

    Snapshot Title: Potenza River Valley
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: March 8, from the geology department at University of Camerino.
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Carves a deep gorge from the town of Pioraco



  24. Brallier-type lithology

    Snapshot Title: Brallier-type lithology
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Chambersville-Base of the Foreknobs Formation
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Sharply bound thin to medium bedded siltstone/sandstone turbidite packages.



  25. Basal Sandstone

    Snapshot Title: Basal Sandstone
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Chambersville-Base of the Foreknobs Formation
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Massive sandstone. Potential marker bed as lower formation boundary for the Foreknobs Formation.



  26. Bedding

    Snapshot Title: Bedding
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Milldale Antietam Breccia
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Strike is approximatley 240 degrees and dip is nearly vertical



  27. Sense of Scale

    Snapshot Title: Sense of Scale
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Milldale Antietam Breccia
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Spring 2010 and Spring 2011? I really need to get a new field book rather than filing blank pages at the end of books from previous years.



  28. tension gashes

    Snapshot Title: tension gashes
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Folds in Upper Conococheague
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    truncated against cleavage plane



  29. Fieldbook for scale

    Snapshot Title: Fieldbook for scale
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Folds and Faults in Foreknobs, Bergton Va
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    blended into bedrock



  30. fold hinge

    Snapshot Title: fold hinge
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Folds and Faults in Foreknobs, Bergton Va
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    fold profile changes as you follow along the axial plane



  31. fualt gouge

    Snapshot Title: fualt gouge
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Folds and Faults in Foreknobs, Bergton Va
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    chewed up rock from fault action



  32. fold hinge

    Snapshot Title: fold hinge
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Folds and Faults in Foreknobs, Bergton Va
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    synform



  33. Reverse Fault

    Snapshot Title: Reverse Fault
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Folds and Faults in Foreknobs, Bergton Va
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Sinistral sense of shear, top to the left



  34. Do you see bedding?

    Snapshot Title: Do you see bedding?
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Breccia in Antietam Formation, Swift Shoals
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    These rocks are highly fractured, I took this Gigapan to take a step back and try to make sense of the outcrop. These nearly vertical surfaces seem more like bedding planes than fractures. But it is h...



  35. Fieldbook

    Snapshot Title: Fieldbook
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Breccia in Antietam Formation, Swift Shoals
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    for scale



  36. Quartz

    Snapshot Title: Quartz
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Amazonite in Pegmatite 2
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    concoidal fracture



  37. Amazonite

    Snapshot Title: Amazonite
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Amazonite in Pegmatite 2
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Blue-Green variety of Microcline Feldspar



  38. Quartz

    Snapshot Title: Quartz
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Amazonite in Pegmatite 2
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    tiny prismatic quartz crystals



  39. Explore a hand sample of the Antietam Formation

    Snapshot Title: Explore a hand sample of the Antietam Formation
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Antietam Formation
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Go here to explore a hand sample of the Antietam Formation in this MacroGigapan

    gigapan.com/gigapans/103122



  40. kink fold

    Snapshot Title: kink fold
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Foreknobs, Rt 50 west of Gore Va
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    top to the right



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