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  1. Amazonite

    Snapshot Title: Amazonite
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Amazonite in Pegmatite 2
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Blue-Green variety of Microcline Feldspar



  2. Quartz

    Snapshot Title: Quartz
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Amazonite in Pegmatite 2
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    tiny prismatic quartz crystals



  3. Explore a hand sample of the Antietam Formation

    Snapshot Title: Explore a hand sample of the Antietam Formation
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Antietam Formation
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Go here to explore a hand sample of the Antietam Formation in this MacroGigapan

    gigapan.com/gigapans/103122



  4. kink fold

    Snapshot Title: kink fold
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Foreknobs, Rt 50 west of Gore Va
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    top to the right



  5. complicated structure

    Snapshot Title: complicated structure
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Foreknobs, Rt 50 west of Gore Va
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    some tight folding



  6. Fold pair

    Snapshot Title: Fold pair
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Foreknobs, Rt 50 west of Gore-small fold
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    the fold profile is best expressed in the block sandstone bed.



  7. Fold

    Snapshot Title: Fold
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Foreknobs, Rt 50 west of Gore-small fold
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    small kink fold



  8. Glacial till

    Snapshot Title: Glacial till
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Sand Volcanos - Bridges of Ross
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    boulder clays



  9. Tectonic Folding

    Snapshot Title: Tectonic Folding
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Sand Volcanos - Bridges of Ross
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    anticline/syncline pair



  10. Fishermen

    Snapshot Title: Fishermen
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Sand Volcanos - Bridges of Ross
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    or maybe here to enjoy the rocks like us



  11. more sand volcanoes

    Snapshot Title: more sand volcanoes
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Sand Volcanos - Bridges of Ross
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

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  12. Sand Volcanoes

    Snapshot Title: Sand Volcanoes
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Sand Volcanos - Bridges of Ross
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    .



  13. Lough Nafooey Volcanics

    Snapshot Title: Lough Nafooey Volcanics
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    pillow basalt



  14. Mt Gable

    Snapshot Title: Mt Gable
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    looking over Clonbur



  15. 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



  16. 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.



  17. Siphonodendron

    Snapshot Title: Siphonodendron
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Mississippian Reef
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    colonial rugose coral



  18. pen

    Snapshot Title: pen
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Mississippian Reef
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    for scale



  19. Rugose Coral

    Snapshot Title: Rugose Coral
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Mississippian Reef
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    pretty big!



  20. egg-crate weathering.

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

    Image: Shore of Lough Mask
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    on limestone



  21. sheep

    Snapshot Title: sheep
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Shore of Lough Mask
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    islanders



  22. 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



  23. 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.



  24. 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



  25. Granite

    Snapshot Title: Granite
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    quartz+feldspar+biotite



  26. 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.



  27. Irish Sea

    Snapshot Title: Irish Sea
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    probably pretty cold



  28. 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



  29. Wicklow Mountains

    Snapshot Title: Wicklow Mountains
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    in the distance



  30. phone

    Snapshot Title: phone
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    probably tweeting or something



  31. 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



  32. 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



  33. Vertical Joint set

    Snapshot Title: Vertical Joint set
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    .



  34. 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



  35. 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



  36. Dublin Bay

    Snapshot Title: Dublin Bay
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    .



  37. 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



  38. 37/6

    Snapshot Title: 37/6
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    6.1



  39. Thoroughfare Gap

    Snapshot Title: Thoroughfare Gap
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    .



  40. 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



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