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Corridor H West Virginia > NEW new WV 55 west of Moorefield Anticline by Alan Pitts

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Alan Pitts Alan Pitts
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0.29 Gigapixels
Date added
Apr 15, 2012
Date taken
Apr 14, 2012

This box shaped anticline is exposed along the New West Virginia Route 55 west of the town of Moorefield.

This example of tectonic folding is seen in Silurian/Devonian limestones, siltstones and shales likely from the Tonoloway Formation. Geologists interpret this sequence of rocks as evidence of a period of tectonic peace during the middle of the paleozoic.

View of camera is looking roughly south.

Image made as part of Mid Atlantic Geo-Imagery Collection (MAGIC)

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  1. StereoSpace

    StereoSpace (October 27, 2015, 09:27PM )

    The burning question in my mind is structural. What is causing the semi-symmetrical fractures on either side of the central block. I couldn't detect any vertical offset. They may be related to extensional forces, with the units to either side being pulled down and to the side in a slope creep type situation. Interesting how the units to the far right remained horizontal.

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Panorama size: 293 megapixels (25804 x 11376 pixels)
Input images: 60 (10 columns by 6 rows)
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Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G12
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2012-04-14 12:28:55 - 2012-04-14 12:33:30
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure time: 0.004
ISO: 125
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 142.3 mm
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White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 30.9 to 41.8 percent
Vertical overlap: 34.5 to 47.2 percent
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Total time 5:33 (5.6 seconds per picture)
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