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Callan Bentley's Snapshots

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  1. Strophomenid bachiopod

    Snapshot Title: Strophomenid bachiopod
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Reynolds Limestone member of the Mauch Chunk Formation, Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    (fossil)



  2. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Reynolds Limestone member of the Mauch Chunk Formation, Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Each of the black bars on the side of this pencil is 1 centimeter in length.



  3. A closer look
  4. A closer look
  5. Spechty Kopf diamictite

    Snapshot Title: Spechty Kopf diamictite
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Latest Devonian Spechty Kopf formation roadcut on Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The next unit down in the sequence is this diamictite: www.gigapan.com/gigapans/181670



  6. Clast w/ apparent faceted shape

    Snapshot Title: Clast w/ apparent faceted shape
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Spechty Kopf Diamictite, exposed on Corridor H, West Virginia (second berm)
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Possible dropstone.



  7. Outsized clast

    Snapshot Title: Outsized clast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Spechty Kopf Diamictite, exposed on Corridor H, West Virginia (second berm)
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Possible dropstone.



  8. Big quartz pebble

    Snapshot Title: Big quartz pebble
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Spechty Kopf Diamictite, exposed on Corridor H, West Virginia (second berm)
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Possible dropstone.



  9. Granitic clast

    Snapshot Title: Granitic clast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Spechty Kopf Diamictite, exposed on Corridor H, West Virginia (second berm)
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    w/ apparent faceted shape.



  10. Outsized clast

    Snapshot Title: Outsized clast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Spechty Kopf Diamictite, exposed on Corridor H, West Virginia (second berm)
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Possible dropstone.



  11. Faceted clast

    Snapshot Title: Faceted clast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Spechty Kopf Diamictite, exposed on Corridor H, West Virginia (second berm)
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Possible dropstone.



  12. Outsized, blurry clast

    Snapshot Title: Outsized, blurry clast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Spechty Kopf Diamictite, exposed on Corridor H, West Virginia (second berm)
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Possible dropstone.



  13. WHY are all the good ones out of focus?

    Snapshot Title: WHY are all the good ones out of focus?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Spechty Kopf Diamictite, exposed on Corridor H, West Virginia (second berm)
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Aaargh.



  14. Outsized clast w/ faceted shape

    Snapshot Title: Outsized clast w/ faceted shape
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Spechty Kopf Diamictite, exposed on Corridor H, West Virginia (second berm)
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Possible dropstone.



  15. Outsized clast.

    Snapshot Title: Outsized clast.
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Spechty Kopf Diamictite, exposed on Corridor H, West Virginia (second berm)
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Possible dropstone.



  16. Outsized clast

    Snapshot Title: Outsized clast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Spechty Kopf Diamictite, exposed on Corridor H, West Virginia (second berm)
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Possible dropstone.



  17. Another blurry clast

    Snapshot Title: Another blurry clast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Spechty Kopf Diamictite, exposed on Corridor H, West Virginia (second berm)
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    :(



  18. Scratched clast

    Snapshot Title: Scratched clast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Spechty Kopf Diamictite, exposed on Corridor H, West Virginia (second berm)
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Linear scratches at several orientations are visible.



  19. Two clasts

    Snapshot Title: Two clasts
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Spechty Kopf Diamictite, exposed on Corridor H, West Virginia (second berm)
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    set in the muddy matrix



  20. Outsized clast

    Snapshot Title: Outsized clast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Spechty Kopf Diamictite, exposed on Corridor H, West Virginia (second berm)
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Possible dropstone.



  21. Nice example of a faceted clast

    Snapshot Title: Nice example of a faceted clast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Spechty Kopf Diamictite, exposed on Corridor H, West Virginia (second berm)
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Too bad it's so goddamn blurry.



  22. Outsized clast

    Snapshot Title: Outsized clast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Spechty Kopf Diamictite, exposed on Corridor H, West Virginia (second berm)
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    (possible dropstone)



  23. Articulate brachiopod

    Snapshot Title: Articulate brachiopod
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Greenops boothi (?) trilobite pygidium
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Ribs seems to show small crenulations.



  24. Trilobite pygidium

    Snapshot Title: Trilobite pygidium
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Greenops boothi (?) trilobite pygidium
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Distinctive flanges coming off the sides.



  25. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Greenops boothi (?) trilobite pygidium
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    1 cm wide



  26. Bird

    Snapshot Title: Bird
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Petroglyph Panel along Little Colorado River, Arizona
    Image Owner: rmark



    Description:

    Soaring jauntily along



  27. Chesapecten nefrens

    Snapshot Title: Chesapecten nefrens
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Calvert Formation, Scientists' Cliffs, Maryland (#4 of 8)
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    (I think)



  28. Chesapecten nefrens

    Snapshot Title: Chesapecten nefrens
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Calvert Formation, Scientists' Cliffs, Maryland (#7 of 8)
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    (I think)



  29. Nautiloid

    Snapshot Title: Nautiloid
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Fossiliferous siltstone (Martinsburg Fm??) with prolific fossils
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Straight-shelled orthocone



  30. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Fossiliferous siltstone (Martinsburg Fm??) with prolific fossils
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    1 cm



  31. Sutures

    Snapshot Title: Sutures
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Ammonoid
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback



    Description:

    Ammonitic suture pattern. Jurassic to Cretaceous.



  32. Notebook

    Snapshot Title: Notebook
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Bergton Thrust Fault - Greenland Gap Group
    Image Owner: Marissa Dudek



    Description:

    for scale



  33. Flat, round brachs

    Snapshot Title: Flat, round brachs
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Brachiopod Body Fossils in the Ridgeley Sandstone, LaVale, MD
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback



    Description:

    Strophomenids??



  34. Brachiopod

    Snapshot Title: Brachiopod
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Brachiopod Body Fossils in the Ridgeley Sandstone, LaVale, MD
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback



    Description:

    Spiriferid of some sort



  35. Cleavage

    Snapshot Title: Cleavage
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Harpers Formation, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Dips to the right (southeast) at 20°



  36. Bedding

    Snapshot Title: Bedding
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Harpers Formation, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Dips toward the right (southeast) at ~47°



  37. Pencil for scale

    Snapshot Title: Pencil for scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Harpers Formation, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    1 cm black bars along its length.



  38. Contact

    Snapshot Title: Contact
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Top of the New Market; Bottom of the Lincolnshire.



  39. Dike?

    Snapshot Title: Dike?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Wyler Aerial Tramway
    Image Owner: Joshua Villalobos



    Description:

    Josh - this looks like a basaltic dike cutting through the Red Bluff Granite. Am I reading that right?



  40. Striations

    Snapshot Title: Striations
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sand from Halls Lake, Ontario, Canada
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback



    Description:

    Plagioclase!



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