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Proterozoic dike with biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig feldspars (and flow structures, in this case). Want to see the other side of this sample? Try this: gigapan.com/gigapans/187738
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Germany Valley, West Virginia. Ordovician carbonates with fossils.
Mahantango Formation, Trinity Church site, Fort Valley, Virginia.
Plagioclase-rich anorthosite in a cobble. Shows a fair amount of weathering as well as nice reaction rims.
This is the obverse of this sample:
Slaty cleavage is variably developed in strata of the rhythmite portion of the Neoproterozoic Konnarock Formation.
Example of a sandstone with cross-bedding. Here's the flip side of the sample: gigapan.com/gigapans/186975
Example of a sandstone with cross-bedding. Here's the flip side of the sample: gigapan.com/gigapans/186976
Exemplars of the "Passage Creek Fauna" can be seen in this slab collected at the state Fish Cultural Center near Waterlick, Virginia. Brachiopods, crinoids, and bryozoans.
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