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Tubestone Stromatolite by Robin Rohrback-Schiavone

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Taken by
Robin Rohrback-Schiavone Robin Rohrback-Schiavone
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Print Pricing
$4.00 to $607.00
0.86 Gigapixels
Date added
Oct 01, 2012
Date taken

The sample is a tubestone stromatolite of the Neoproterozoic Noonday Formation, a post-glacial cap carbonate, from the Queen of Sheba mine in Death Valley. Notably, the inner tube, which appears here as the more resistant portion of the rock and likely rich in silica, co-exists with galena and other sulfide minerals, hence it was mined for lead and zinc at one time.

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The exact location and a history of the Queen of Sheba mine can be found at the following website: www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/deva/section3a12.htm Will open in a new tab or window
Sample provided by Dr. Jay Kaufman of the University of Maryland.

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GigaPan Stitch version 2.0.0501 (Windows)
Panorama size: 859 megapixels (22476 x 38260 pixels)
Input images: 207 (9 columns by 23 rows)
Field of view: 17.8 degrees wide by 30.2 degrees high (top=19.8, bottom=-10.4)
Vignette correction on: c1=-0.142 c2=0.000296
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: unknown
Camera model: unknown
Image size: 5184x3456 (17.9 megapixels)
Capture time: unknown
Aperture: unknown
Exposure time: unknown
ISO: unknown
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 58.7 to 62.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 52.7 to 59.3 percent
Computer stats: 3996.82 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 51:16 (15 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 4:26, Projection: 13:15, Blending: 33:34
(Preview finished in 23:38)

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