slightly smaller than the one to the right
Bowl shaped depression created by a cirque glacier which once sat here.
colonial rugose coral
They dont call it the Emerald Isle for nothing
who says Ireland doesnt have forests? well they really dont. These were planted and forested and planted again.
weathering over time along joint pairs produces the rounded shape of these rocks
physical and chemical weathering joining forces to produce this depression.
probably pretty cold
riding less than half a bike
in the distance
probably tweeting or something
George Mason University, where I recieved my undergraduate degree in geology in Fairfax, Virginia
taking advantage of a joint set as cover from the wind. It is a litte colder than it looks
looks to be raining here
This is where I started from
Thats me :) Enjoying the view
that was supposed to be me, but I got cut out.
its actually pretty dark here
Looks like a couple of jerks decided to leave their trash behind after enjoying a few riverside canned beverages.
I think. Bedding can be hard to discern in the lightly metamorphosed sediments of the Chilhowee Group
Out on Route 66
nice work tree
Likely brought here by Broad Run when it was flowing much higher.
This is what most outcrops look like in this part of Virginia. Totaly obscured by lichen
slightly elipsoidal pebbes have been flattened and stretched.
Feldspar altering to clays
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.
round quartz grains weather in high relief
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