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Alan Pitts's Snapshots

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  1. Lough Nafooey Volcanics

    Snapshot Title: Lough Nafooey Volcanics
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Ben Corragh- Lough Nafooey
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    pillow basalt



  2. Mt Gable

    Snapshot Title: Mt Gable
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Ben Corragh- Lough Nafooey
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    looking over Clonbur



  3. Massive Cirque #2

    Snapshot Title: Massive Cirque #2
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Ben Corragh- Lough Nafooey
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    slightly smaller than the one to the right



  4. Massive Cirque

    Snapshot Title: Massive Cirque
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Ben Corragh- Lough Nafooey
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Bowl shaped depression created by a cirque glacier which once sat here.



  5. Siphonodendron

    Snapshot Title: Siphonodendron
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Mississippian Reef
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    colonial rugose coral



  6. pen

    Snapshot Title: pen
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Mississippian Reef
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    for scale



  7. Rugose Coral

    Snapshot Title: Rugose Coral
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Mississippian Reef
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    pretty big!



  8. egg-crate weathering.

    Snapshot Title: egg-crate weathering.
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Shore of Lough Mask
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    on limestone



  9. sheep

    Snapshot Title: sheep
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Shore of Lough Mask
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    islanders



  10. The grass is always greener

    Snapshot Title: The grass is always greener
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: 3 Rock Mountain- looking south
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    They dont call it the Emerald Isle for nothing



  11. trees

    Snapshot Title: trees
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: 3 Rock Mountain- looking south
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    who says Ireland doesnt have forests? well they really dont. These were planted and forested and planted again.



  12. rounded rocks

    Snapshot Title: rounded rocks
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: 3 Rock Mountain- looking south
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    weathering over time along joint pairs produces the rounded shape of these rocks



  13. Granite

    Snapshot Title: Granite
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: 3 Rock Mountain- looking south
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    quartz+feldspar+biotite



  14. Cavernous weathering

    Snapshot Title: Cavernous weathering
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: 3 Rock Mountain- looking south
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    physical and chemical weathering joining forces to produce this depression.



  15. Irish Sea

    Snapshot Title: Irish Sea
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: 3 Rock Mountain- looking south
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    probably pretty cold



  16. Mountain Biker

    Snapshot Title: Mountain Biker
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: 3 Rock Mountain- looking south
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    riding less than half a bike



  17. Wicklow Mountains

    Snapshot Title: Wicklow Mountains
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: 3 Rock Mountain- looking south
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    in the distance



  18. phone

    Snapshot Title: phone
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: 3 Rock Mountain- looking south
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    probably tweeting or something



  19. GMU !

    Snapshot Title: GMU !
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: 3 Rock Mountain- looking south
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    George Mason University, where I recieved my undergraduate degree in geology in Fairfax, Virginia



  20. gigapanner

    Snapshot Title: gigapanner
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: 3 Rock Mountain- looking south
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    taking advantage of a joint set as cover from the wind. It is a litte colder than it looks



  21. Vertical Joint set

    Snapshot Title: Vertical Joint set
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Dublin Bay From 3 Rock Mountain
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    .



  22. Rain

    Snapshot Title: Rain
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Dublin Bay From 3 Rock Mountain
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    looks to be raining here



  23. Luas Bridge- Dun Drum

    Snapshot Title: Luas Bridge- Dun Drum
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Dublin Bay From 3 Rock Mountain
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    This is where I started from



  24. Dublin Bay

    Snapshot Title: Dublin Bay
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Dublin Bay From 3 Rock Mountain
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    .



  25. Gigapanner

    Snapshot Title: Gigapanner
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Dublin Bay From 3 Rock Mountain
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Thats me :) Enjoying the view



  26. 37/6

    Snapshot Title: 37/6
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Thoroughgare Gap from Turner Road
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    6.1



  27. trucks

    Snapshot Title: trucks
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Fauquier Formation-Rock Wall-Big Tree
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    working hard



  28. Bulbous Buttercups

    Snapshot Title: Bulbous Buttercups
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Fauquier Formation-Rock Wall-Big Tree
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    looking good



  29. ghost gigapanner

    Snapshot Title: ghost gigapanner
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Fauquier Formation-Rock Wall-Big Tree
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    that was supposed to be me, but I got cut out.



  30. Thoroughfare Gap

    Snapshot Title: Thoroughfare Gap
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Thoroughgare Gap from Turner Road
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    .



  31. Turn your lights on

    Snapshot Title: Turn your lights on
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Thoroughgare Gap from Turner Road
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    its actually pretty dark here



  32. Trash

    Snapshot Title: Trash
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Broad Run
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Looks like a couple of jerks decided to leave their trash behind after enjoying a few riverside canned beverages.



  33. Bedding

    Snapshot Title: Bedding
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Broad Run
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    I think. Bedding can be hard to discern in the lightly metamorphosed sediments of the Chilhowee Group



  34. Sign

    Snapshot Title: Sign
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Broad Run
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Out on Route 66



  35. Tree growing from fracture in rock

    Snapshot Title: Tree growing from fracture in rock
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Broad Run
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    nice work tree



  36. Boulders of Weverton Quartzite

    Snapshot Title: Boulders of Weverton Quartzite
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Broad Run
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Likely brought here by Broad Run when it was flowing much higher.



  37. outcrop

    Snapshot Title: outcrop
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Fauquier Formation Outcrop
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    This is what most outcrops look like in this part of Virginia. Totaly obscured by lichen



  38. stretched pebbles

    Snapshot Title: stretched pebbles
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Fauquier Formation Outcrop
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    slightly elipsoidal pebbes have been flattened and stretched.



  39. Rotten Feldspar

    Snapshot Title: Rotten Feldspar
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Fauquier Formation Outcrop
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Feldspar altering to clays



  40. Blue Quartz

    Snapshot Title: Blue Quartz
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Fauquier Formation Outcrop
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    The blue quartz is typical in sedimentary rocks of similar age in Virginia. The source of the Blue quartz is the Blue Ridge Basement Complex.



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