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Snapshots

  1. green

    Snapshot Title: green
    Taken by: Tomaz Verbic

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    spring?



  2. Flint nodule

    Snapshot Title: Flint nodule
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Another jet black flint nodule.



  3. Tension gash array

    Snapshot Title: Tension gash array
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Gorgeous looking en echelon set of calcite filled tension gashes.



  4. Flint nodule

    Snapshot Title: Flint nodule
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The Lincolnshire is full of black nodules of flint.



  5. Fruiting cactus

    Snapshot Title: Fruiting cactus
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Mmmm-mmm. Just don't forget to remove the spikes. Them pears are PRICKLY.



  6. Healthy looking cactus

    Snapshot Title: Healthy looking cactus
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Yes, we have cacti in Virginia!



  7. Budding cactus

    Snapshot Title: Budding cactus
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Opuntia sp.



  8. Tension gashes

    Snapshot Title: Tension gashes
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    More calcite-filled en echelon tension gash arrays.



  9. Tension gashes

    Snapshot Title: Tension gashes
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    More calcite-filled en echelon tension gash arrays.



  10. Tension gashes

    Snapshot Title: Tension gashes
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    More calcite-filled en echelon tension gash arrays.



  11. Strata dip to the southeast

    Snapshot Title: Strata dip to the southeast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    At Tumbling Run, the beds of limestone all strike to the northeast (~030) and dip to the southeast (~120). They are on the west limb of the Massanutten Synclinorium. They dive down into the earth to t...



  12. Tension gashes

    Snapshot Title: Tension gashes
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    (filled with white calcite) - a common feature at Tumbling Run, speaking to the stresses these rocks experienced during Alleghanian mountain-building.



  13. Contact between the Lincolnshire (above) and the New Market (below)

    Snapshot Title: Contact between the Lincolnshire (above) and the New Market (below)
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The New Market limestone is more massively bedded; the Lincolnshire is more thinly bedded, a difference that can be seen readily here.



  14. E. coli

    Snapshot Title: E. coli
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Makes an appearance, and he wants you to know, "I ain't fossilized!"



  15. Pencil for scale

    Snapshot Title: Pencil for scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    With centimeters on the side.