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  1. trace fossils

    Snapshot Title: trace fossils
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Antietam Breccia 1
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    possible skolithos



  2. 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



  3. 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



  4. 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



  5. fishermen?

    Snapshot Title: fishermen?
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Piano Grande
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    or maybe more gigapanners



  6. 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



  7. 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...



  8. 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.



  9. 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.



  10. 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.



  11. 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



  12. 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.



  13. 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



  14. 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:

    .



  15. 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



  16. 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.



  17. 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.



  18. 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



  19. 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.



  20. tension gashes

    Snapshot Title: tension gashes
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Folds in Upper Conococheague
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    truncated against cleavage plane



  21. 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



  22. 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



  23. 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



  24. fold hinge

    Snapshot Title: fold hinge
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    synform



  25. 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



  26. 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...



  27. Fieldbook

    Snapshot Title: Fieldbook
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    for scale



  28. Quartz

    Snapshot Title: Quartz
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Amazonite in Pegmatite 2
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    concoidal fracture



  29. Amazonite

    Snapshot Title: Amazonite
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Amazonite in Pegmatite 2
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Blue-Green variety of Microcline Feldspar



  30. Quartz

    Snapshot Title: Quartz
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Amazonite in Pegmatite 2
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    tiny prismatic quartz crystals



  31. 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



  32. 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



  33. complicated structure

    Snapshot Title: complicated structure
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    some tight folding



  34. Fold pair

    Snapshot Title: Fold pair
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Foreknobs, Rt 50 west of Gore-small fold
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    the fold profile is best expressed in the block sandstone bed.



  35. Fold

    Snapshot Title: Fold
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Foreknobs, Rt 50 west of Gore-small fold
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    small kink fold



  36. Glacial till

    Snapshot Title: Glacial till
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Sand Volcanos - Bridges of Ross
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    boulder clays



  37. Tectonic Folding

    Snapshot Title: Tectonic Folding
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Sand Volcanos - Bridges of Ross
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    anticline/syncline pair



  38. Fishermen

    Snapshot Title: Fishermen
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Sand Volcanos - Bridges of Ross
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    or maybe here to enjoy the rocks like us



  39. more sand volcanoes

    Snapshot Title: more sand volcanoes
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Sand Volcanos - Bridges of Ross
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

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  40. Sand Volcanoes

    Snapshot Title: Sand Volcanoes
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Sand Volcanos - Bridges of Ross
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

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