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Callan Bentley's Snapshots

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  1. Abandoned meander

    Snapshot Title: Abandoned meander
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: LiDAR view of the Northern Fort Valley and Massanutten Mountain
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    gorgeous



  2. Small meander cutoff

    Snapshot Title: Small meander cutoff
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: LiDAR view of the Northern Fort Valley and Massanutten Mountain
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    ?



  3. Levees

    Snapshot Title: Levees
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: LiDAR view of the Northern Fort Valley and Massanutten Mountain
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    These stream channels seem to sport a pair of levees on either bank.



  4. Terrace?

    Snapshot Title: Terrace?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: LiDAR view of the Northern Fort Valley and Massanutten Mountain
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Little mesa-like erosional remnant of former deposit.



  5. Fold hinge

    Snapshot Title: Fold hinge
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: LiDAR view of the Northern Fort Valley and Massanutten Mountain
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Wow - what detail!!



  6. State fish hatchery

    Snapshot Title: State fish hatchery
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: LiDAR view of the Northern Fort Valley and Massanutten Mountain
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Geometric ponds



  7. Braided channels

    Snapshot Title: Braided channels
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: LiDAR view of the Northern Fort Valley and Massanutten Mountain
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Where Passage Creek emerges from the constraints of the Massanutten ridge system.



  8. Helderberg?

    Snapshot Title: Helderberg?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sediment from Passage Creek, Fort Valley, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This could be Helderberg limestone, based on the gray color and scratches.



  9. Iron oxide stained Massanutten

    Snapshot Title: Iron oxide stained Massanutten
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sediment from Passage Creek, Fort Valley, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Some portions of the Massanutten Sandstone are very rusty.



  10. Massanutten Sandstone

    Snapshot Title: Massanutten Sandstone
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sediment from Passage Creek, Fort Valley, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    quartz arenite - source of most of the quartz sand grains in this sample, but here's a lithic fragment.



  11. Bloomsburg

    Snapshot Title: Bloomsburg
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sediment from Passage Creek, Fort Valley, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Classic red pebble



  12. Snail shell

    Snapshot Title: Snail shell
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sediment from Passage Creek, Fort Valley, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Local freshwater snail, presumably - not fossil



  13. Angular quartz grain

    Snapshot Title: Angular quartz grain
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sediment from Passage Creek, Fort Valley, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Quite distinct from the more rounded population of clasts in this sample.



  14. Mahantango
  15. Bloomsburg Formation

    Snapshot Title: Bloomsburg Formation
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sediment from Passage Creek, Fort Valley, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Outcrop:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/168012Hand sample:
    www.gigapan.com/gigapans/163085



  16. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sediment from Passage Creek, Fort Valley, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Petri dish is 9 cm in diameter



  17. Mini bomb?

    Snapshot Title: Mini bomb?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Kilauea surface crevice debris
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    or a seed?



  18. Plant stuff

    Snapshot Title: Plant stuff
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Kilauea surface crevice debris
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Organic debris



  19. Pele's hair

    Snapshot Title: Pele's hair
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Kilauea surface crevice debris
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    long strands of glass



  20. Snail shell

    Snapshot Title: Snail shell
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Kilauea surface crevice debris
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Little gastropod



  21. Obsidian

    Snapshot Title: Obsidian
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Kilauea surface crevice debris
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    glassy sheen



  22. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Kilauea surface crevice debris
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Petri dish is 9 cm in diameter



  23. Herkimer diamond?

    Snapshot Title: Herkimer diamond?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Glauconite Sand
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback



    Description:

    What's this thing?



  24. Greenland Gap

    Snapshot Title: Greenland Gap
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Westward Facing Quarry Wall (Wide View), Corridor H
    Image Owner: Marissa Dudek



    Description:

    Quartz-sandstone-rimmed anticline defining the ridge to the east, cut into w/ Greenland Gap.



  25. Fractures = fluid flow

    Snapshot Title: Fractures = fluid flow
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Westward Facing Quarry Wall (Wide View), Corridor H
    Image Owner: Marissa Dudek



    Description:

    Clear evidence of alteration of the rock along the sides of fracture surfaces, preferred conduits for fluid flow through the subsurface.



  26. Lungfish burrows

    Snapshot Title: Lungfish burrows
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hampshire Formation, Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Marissa Dudek



    Description:

    Four of them (vertical tubes) in this snapshot.



  27. Vertical tube

    Snapshot Title: Vertical tube
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hampshire Formation, Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Marissa Dudek



    Description:

    Possible lungfish burrow.



  28. A closer look

    Snapshot Title: A closer look
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hampshire Formation, Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Marissa Dudek



    Description:

    Here's a macro look at the contact between the oxidized and reduced zones in this shale. gigapan.com/gigapans/170646



  29. Fold

    Snapshot Title: Fold
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Moose Mountain
    Image Owner: Mary Sanseverino



    Description:

    Nice exposure!



  30. A closer look

    Snapshot Title: A closer look
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: "Diamond in the Rough" outcrop of Hampshire Formation, Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Here's a sample from this site of the contact between oxidized and reduced muds: gigapan.com/galleries/10019/gigapans/170646



  31. Zoom in here for a closer look

    Snapshot Title: Zoom in here for a closer look
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Pennsylvanian Conemaugh Group - cropped
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    gigapan.com/gigapans/177173



  32. GigaPanner Callan Bentley

    Snapshot Title: GigaPanner Callan Bentley
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Pennsylvanian Conemaugh Group - cropped
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    gigapan.com/profiles/callanbentley



  33. The Dragon's Tongue

    Snapshot Title: The Dragon's Tongue
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: "Dragon's Tongue" Outcrop, Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Jeffrey Rollins



    Description:

    (moniker by Mitch Blake)



  34. Channel

    Snapshot Title: Channel
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: "Dragon's Tongue" Outcrop, Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Jeffrey Rollins



    Description:

    with multiple episodes of infilling???



  35. Another truncated coal

    Snapshot Title: Another truncated coal
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: "Dragon's Tongue" Outcrop, Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Jeffrey Rollins



    Description:

    Orange-stained sandstone above



  36. Truncation

    Snapshot Title: Truncation
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: "Dragon's Tongue" Outcrop, Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Jeffrey Rollins



    Description:

    thin-bedded siltstone truncated by white sandstone



  37. Rockslide

    Snapshot Title: Rockslide
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: "Dragon's Tongue" Outcrop, Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Jeffrey Rollins



    Description:

    These outcrops are already falling apart.



  38. Truncation

    Snapshot Title: Truncation
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: "Dragon's Tongue" Outcrop, Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Jeffrey Rollins



    Description:

    Coal is older than sandstone



  39. GigaPan in progress

    Snapshot Title: GigaPan in progress
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: "Dragon's Tongue" Outcrop, Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Jeffrey Rollins



    Description:

    The results are here: gigapan.com/galleries/10019/gigapans/177078



  40. GigaPanMobile

    Snapshot Title: GigaPanMobile
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: "Dragon's Tongue" Outcrop, Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Jeffrey Rollins



    Description:

    Of MAGICian Callan Bentley gigapan.com/profiles/callanbentley



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