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Chlorite crystal fiber lineations from within the Brallier Shale near Paw Paw, WV. To explore the outcrops where these slickensides can be found, click here: www.gigapan.com/gigapans/112956 Or here: www.gigapan.com/gigapans/112957
The Brallier Formation shale is a Devonian-aged turbidite sequence shed off the Acadian orogeny. This sample was collected from an outcrop on new New Route 55, just west of Moorefield, WV. The Brallier Formation can be seen in this image by Alan Pitts: gigapan.org/gigapans/97256 Image made as part of the M...
Along the new New route 55 in West Virginia there are several fresh road cut exposures of Devonian-aged sediments. Exposed at this particular road cut are black and grey shales of the Brallier Formation. This is the western-most outcrop along the new route 55, which is just east of Petersburg. Image made as part of ...