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  1. Pyritized plant cells

    Snapshot Title: Pyritized plant cells
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Diamictite
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    Lines of boxy plant (?) cells.



  2. Yeast cell

    Snapshot Title: Yeast cell
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Migmatite on the Billy Goat Trail
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    Saccharomyces cerevisiae



  3. See the outcrop

    Snapshot Title: See the outcrop
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Crazy Cat Breccia
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    To visit the outcrop where this sample was collected, click onto this outcrop GigaPan: www.gigapan.com/gigapans/165220



  4. A closer look

    Snapshot Title: A closer look
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Crazy Cat breccia
    Image Owner: Joshua Villalobos



    Description:

    Here's a cut and polished sample from this site: www.gigapan.com/gigapans/162325



  5. House on a hill

    Snapshot Title: House on a hill
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Massanutten Mountain as viewed from the Fort Valley Community Center and Library
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    .



  6. Trace

    Snapshot Title: Trace
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation showing trace fossils, Fort Valley Road, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This burrow served as the conduit for oxidizing fluids that helped highlight its presence through the rusting of iron present in the burrow walls.



  7. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation showing trace fossils, Fort Valley Road, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This black bar is 1 cm tall.



  8. Trace

    Snapshot Title: Trace
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation showing trace fossils, Fort Valley Road, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This burrow served as the conduit for oxidizing fluids that helped highlight its presence through the rusting of iron present in the burrow walls.



  9. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation showing trace fossils, Fort Valley Road, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This black bar is 1 cm tall.



  10. A closer look

    Snapshot Title: A closer look
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Pennsylvanian Alleghanian Formation
    Image Owner: Joshua Benton



    Description:

    A macro GigaPan of lycopsid bark found at this site may be viewed here: www.gigapan.com/gigapans/162698



  11. Sense of scale

    Snapshot Title: Sense of scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Ernietta Hill
    Image Owner: kaufman



    Description:

    Truck



  12. Acid test

    Snapshot Title: Acid test
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Rippled Eldon Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    yes, it would fizz if you applied HCl to it.



  13. Ripple

    Snapshot Title: Ripple
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Rippled Eldon Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Ripple marks trend from the lower left to upper right in this sample.



  14. Calcite vein

    Snapshot Title: Calcite vein
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Rippled Eldon Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Healed fracture in the limestone.



  15. Trace fossils

    Snapshot Title: Trace fossils
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Rippled Eldon Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    bedding-parallel burrows



  16. Sense of scale

    Snapshot Title: Sense of scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Rippled Eldon Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Canadian one-dollar coin (a loony).



  17. Bedding

    Snapshot Title: Bedding
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Chancellor Formation slate, near Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Alternating light and dark lines are the traces of primary sedimentary stratification (bedding).



  18. Cleavage

    Snapshot Title: Cleavage
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Chancellor Formation slate, near Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This rock is dominated by a pervasive slaty cleavage, and this cleavage provides the prominent planes (cross-cutting bedding) that are the main focus of the image.



  19. Bedding

    Snapshot Title: Bedding
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Chancellor Formation slate, near Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The colored layers in this rock are primary sedimentary stratification, or bedding.



  20. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Chancellor Formation slate, near Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This rectangle is 1 cm long.



  21. Heifer

    Snapshot Title: Heifer
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Incipient fall foliage on Massanutten Mountain, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    out standing in his field



  22. Hand-some chairs

    Snapshot Title: Hand-some chairs
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Incipient fall foliage on Massanutten Mountain, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Belonging to the Koffs



  23. Targets

    Snapshot Title: Targets
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Incipient fall foliage on Massanutten Mountain, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Practice for sharpshooting



  24. Veach Gap

    Snapshot Title: Veach Gap
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Incipient fall foliage on Massanutten Mountain, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Where Mill Creek cuts across Little Crease Mountain



  25. Secret Passage Ranch sign

    Snapshot Title: Secret Passage Ranch sign
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Incipient fall foliage on Massanutten Mountain, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Don Warlick's horse operation



  26. Great blue heron

    Snapshot Title: Great blue heron
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Incipient fall foliage on Massanutten Mountain, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    on Passage Creek



  27. Quartz-cemented quartz clast

    Snapshot Title: Quartz-cemented quartz clast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Quartz-cemented breccia, Antietam Formation quartzite, western Blue Ridge, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Angular shape



  28. Scale
  29. Ooids

    Snapshot Title: Ooids
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Ooids and rip-up clasts
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    Concentrically zoned open-ocean concretions.



  30. Piercing relationship?

    Snapshot Title: Piercing relationship?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Diamictite
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    Did this pebble "pierce" into the underlying fine-to-medium sandstone strata?



  31. Luminous grain

    Snapshot Title: Luminous grain
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Diamictite
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    What's this green glowing thing?



  32. Flame structure?

    Snapshot Title: Flame structure?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Diamictite
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    Is this an upside-down flame structure? (in medium-grained sandstone)



  33. Weathered feldspar grain

    Snapshot Title: Weathered feldspar grain
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Diamictite
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    Perthitic wisps abound.



  34. Angular clast

    Snapshot Title: Angular clast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Diamictite
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    One of the characteristics of glaciogenic sediments is a mix of angular and rounded clasts. This one appears particularly acute. Does that speak to a glaciogenic origin?



  35. Granitoid pebble

    Snapshot Title: Granitoid pebble
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Diamictite
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    This is clearly a lithic clast of igneous provenance. Where did this pebble originate? The Acadian highlands to the "east" - but what was above sea level and in "E World" at this time? Far eastern Vir...



  36. Truncation

    Snapshot Title: Truncation
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Diamictite
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    This smaller sample appears to be right-side-up based on this stratigraphic truncation (dropstone of pebble size in fine-medium sandstone???)



  37. Pyrite

    Snapshot Title: Pyrite
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Diamictite
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    Detrital pyrite in the Devonian?



  38. Diamictite

    Snapshot Title: Diamictite
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Devonian Hampshire, Latest Devonian Spechty Kopf, and lower Mississippian Rockwell formations roadcut on Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Somewhere in here is a diamictite layer, which we have sampled and imaged here:
    www.gigapan.com/gigapans/162387



  39. Diamictite

    Snapshot Title: Diamictite
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Devonian Hampshire, Latest Devonian Spechty Kopf, and lower Mississippian Rockwell formations roadcut on Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Somewhere in here is a distinctive diamictite unit. Here's a sample in macro GigaPan view: www.gigapan.com/gigapans/162387



  40. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Crazy Cat Breccia
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    1 cm wide.



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