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  1. Shenandoah River

    Snapshot Title: Shenandoah River
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Dickey Ridge Overlook_ Shenandoah National Park
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    South Fork, meandering across the Page Valley



  2. Massanutten Synclinorium

    Snapshot Title: Massanutten Synclinorium
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Dickey Ridge Overlook_ Shenandoah National Park
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    This is the northern tip of the double plunging Massanutten Synclinorium



  3. Antiform

    Snapshot Title: Antiform
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Oriskany Fishing Hole
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    seen here, and on ridge above



  4. Bedding

    Snapshot Title: Bedding
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Oriskany Fishing Hole
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    dipping to the south, or maybe vertical



  5. Bedding

    Snapshot Title: Bedding
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Oriskany Fishing Hole
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Horizontal, or subhorizontal



  6. Bedding

    Snapshot Title: Bedding
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Oriskany Fishing Hole
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Dipping to the north



  7. Another Spider

    Snapshot Title: Another Spider
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Oriskany Fishing Hole
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    ahhh !



  8. Anticline

    Snapshot Title: Anticline
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    also huge



  9. 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



  10. 6% Gradient

    Snapshot Title: 6% Gradient
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    .



  11. rock hammer

    Snapshot Title: rock hammer
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    for scale



  12. 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



  13. 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:

    ?



  14. 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



  15. fold

    Snapshot Title: fold
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    z fold



  16. fold

    Snapshot Title: fold
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    nicely exposed hinge



  17. 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.



  18. 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



  19. sheared fisherman

    Snapshot Title: sheared fisherman
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Oriskany Fishing Hole
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    deformed by autostitching



  20. fossil molds

    Snapshot Title: fossil molds
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Oriskany Fishing Hole
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    brachiopod shell mold



  21. Spider

    Snapshot Title: Spider
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Oriskany Fishing Hole
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    wolf spider maybe?



  22. Hammer

    Snapshot Title: Hammer
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    for scale



  23. teamwork

    Snapshot Title: teamwork
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    :)



  24. 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



  25. 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



  26. Rock hammer

    Snapshot Title: Rock hammer
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    sense of scale



  27. Rock Hammer

    Snapshot Title: Rock Hammer
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Whipcove Anticline
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Sense of scale



  28. 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



  29. 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.



  30. Hinge

    Snapshot Title: Hinge
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Whipcove Anticline
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Of a big anticline



  31. Drag fold

    Snapshot Title: Drag fold
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

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



    Description:

    .



  32. Ashby Gap

    Snapshot Title: Ashby Gap
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Overlook from High Point Mountain- April 9th 2012
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    This mountain gap through which Rt 50 passes through is controled by a large fault



  33. Pencil

    Snapshot Title: Pencil
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Overlook from High Point Mountain- April 9th 2012
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    For Scale



  34. Weverton Quartzite

    Snapshot Title: Weverton Quartzite
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Overlook from High Point Mountain- April 9th 2012
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    This the lowest memember of the lowest formation of the Cambrian Chilhowee Group. It is localy more resistant to weathering than surrounding rocks and is a major ridge forming unit in the area. Relati...



  35. Horizontal joint set

    Snapshot Title: Horizontal joint set
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Conway Robinson State Forest- Diabase
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    thin spacing



  36. Vertical joint set

    Snapshot Title: Vertical joint set
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Conway Robinson State Forest- Diabase
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    with fallen tree inside



  37. Rock Hammer

    Snapshot Title: Rock Hammer
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Conway Robinson State Forest- Diabase
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    For scale



  38. Mr E. coli

    Snapshot Title: Mr E. coli
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Conway Robinson State Forest- Diabase
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Happy to be out on this sunny spring day



  39. flower

    Snapshot Title: flower
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Weeping Cherry Tree March 2012
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    pretty



  40. Festive lights

    Snapshot Title: Festive lights
    Taken by: Alan Pitts

    Image: Weeping Cherry Tree March 2012
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    already set up for the holidays



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