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  1. Bedding

    Snapshot Title: Bedding
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Oriskany Fishing Hole
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    dipping to the south, or maybe vertical



  2. Bedding

    Snapshot Title: Bedding
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Oriskany Fishing Hole
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Horizontal, or subhorizontal



  3. Bedding

    Snapshot Title: Bedding
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Oriskany Fishing Hole
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Dipping to the north



  4. Another Spider

    Snapshot Title: Another Spider
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Oriskany Fishing Hole
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    ahhh !



  5. Anticline

    Snapshot Title: Anticline
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Anticline/Syncline Patterson Creek Mountain Anticline WV55 BIG
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    also huge



  6. Syncline

    Snapshot Title: Syncline
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Anticline/Syncline Patterson Creek Mountain Anticline WV55 BIG
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    large open fold



  7. 6% Gradient

    Snapshot Title: 6% Gradient
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Anticline/Syncline Patterson Creek Mountain Anticline WV55 BIG
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    .



  8. rock hammer

    Snapshot Title: rock hammer
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: NEW new WV55 Fold belt 3
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    for scale



  9. wavy laminations

    Snapshot Title: wavy laminations
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: NEW new WV55 Fold belt 3
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    I think this is what I'm looking



  10. rock or little bird

    Snapshot Title: rock or little bird
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Patterson Creek Mountain Anticline 3
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    ?



  11. tight fold

    Snapshot Title: tight fold
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Patterson Creek Mountain Anticline 3
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    softer shale unit willing to bend easier than surrounding units



  12. fold

    Snapshot Title: fold
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Patterson Creek Mountain Anticline 3
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    z fold



  13. fold

    Snapshot Title: fold
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Patterson Creek Mountain Anticline 3
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    nicely exposed hinge



  14. deformational fabric

    Snapshot Title: deformational fabric
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Patterson Creek Mountain Anticline 3
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    is highlighted in 3D by the differential weathering of shaley beds and lime/dolmitic beds. If you follow this contact up you can see some great folds.



  15. there be big trout in here

    Snapshot Title: there be big trout in here
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Oriskany Fishing Hole
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    say the fishermen



  16. sheared fisherman

    Snapshot Title: sheared fisherman
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Oriskany Fishing Hole
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    deformed by autostitching



  17. fossil molds

    Snapshot Title: fossil molds
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Oriskany Fishing Hole
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    brachiopod shell mold



  18. Spider

    Snapshot Title: Spider
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Oriskany Fishing Hole
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    wolf spider maybe?



  19. Hammer

    Snapshot Title: Hammer
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Patterson Creek Mountain Anticline 3
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    for scale



  20. teamwork

    Snapshot Title: teamwork
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: NEW new WV55 Fold belt 3
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    :)



  21. Gigapanner

    Snapshot Title: Gigapanner
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: NEW new WV55 Fold belt 3
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Thats me again, walking the outcrop



  22. Gigapnner

    Snapshot Title: Gigapnner
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: NEW new WV55 Fold belt 3
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    thats me checking out the outcrop



  23. Rock hammer

    Snapshot Title: Rock hammer
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Whipcove Anticline - faulted eastern limb
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    sense of scale



  24. Rock Hammer

    Snapshot Title: Rock Hammer
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Whipcove Anticline
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Sense of scale



  25. syncline hinge

    Snapshot Title: syncline hinge
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Whipcove Anticline
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Not visable in picture but it is there. I checked



  26. Fault

    Snapshot Title: Fault
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Whipcove Anticline
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    apparently a normal fault on eastern limb of anticline.



  27. Hinge

    Snapshot Title: Hinge
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Whipcove Anticline
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Of a big anticline



  28. Drag fold

    Snapshot Title: Drag fold
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: WV Rt 55 Whipcove Anticline
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    .



  29. Oxford Atlas of World History

    Snapshot Title: Oxford Atlas of World History
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Geology of my book shelf
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Before I got into geologic maps, I used to love historical maps. Ive spent many hours looking at this book.



  30. Kyanite

    Snapshot Title: Kyanite
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Geology of my book shelf
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Probably better to call this a kyanite mica schist, becuase it is loaded with both. I was gifted this by a rock and mineral collector after helping them move some furniture. The yellow lighting doesnt...



  31. Scarn

    Snapshot Title: Scarn
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Geology of my book shelf
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    I collected this from Omey Beach Ireland



  32. Tiny folds

    Snapshot Title: Tiny folds
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Geology of my book shelf
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    These tiny folds are from the Streamstown schist part of the Neoproterozoic Dalradian Supergroup. Pretty Cute.



  33. More Connemara Marble

    Snapshot Title: More Connemara Marble
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Geology of my book shelf
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Here is some that I collected in the field.



  34. Basalt

    Snapshot Title: Basalt
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Geology of my book shelf
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    This was collected by a friend of mine from "close by" to the Giants Causeway on her trip to Ireland in 2009



  35. Connemara Marble

    Snapshot Title: Connemara Marble
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Geology of my book shelf
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    This famous rock from Ireland I got to know very well during my independent mapping assignment at geology field camp. This slice mounted on foam was given to me by my fellow field campers as a field c...



  36. Typical Characters around Clonbur

    Snapshot Title: Typical Characters around Clonbur
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Geology of my book shelf
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Clonbur is the location of the field camp I attended last summer which I will be returning to as TA this summer. These are some of my friends.



  37. An Irish Toast

    Snapshot Title: An Irish Toast
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Geology of my book shelf
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    "May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies, quick to make friends, out rich or poor, may you nothing but happiness from this day forward"

    Given to me by a friend in 2001 ...



  38. Irish Corner

    Snapshot Title: Irish Corner
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Geology of my book shelf
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    This is my little tribute to Irish geology. Here are a few things that I collected in Ireland or were gifts from Ireland.



  39. Vesiculation

    Snapshot Title: Vesiculation
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Geology of my book shelf
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    A pretty good explanation: See the basalt one shelf down all the way to the right for some good vesicles



  40. Antietam Breccia

    Snapshot Title: Antietam Breccia
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Geology of my book shelf
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    This is a quartzite breccia that I collected near Front Royal Virginia in 2010. This has been theorized to be evidence of the Blue Ridge Thurst fault, a regional scale overthrust which moves the older...



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