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Callan Bentley's Snapshots

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  1. What's this?

    Snapshot Title: What's this?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Klamath Basin
    Image Owner: Aaron M Barth



    Description:

    A box? A cinder block?



  2. Offset

    Snapshot Title: Offset
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Klamath Faults 2
    Image Owner: Aaron M Barth



    Description:

    A thing of beauty!



  3. Redbud

    Snapshot Title: Redbud
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Millboro Formation shale, Route 33 near Brandywine, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Cercus canadensis in spring bloom.



  4. Conjugate pair

    Snapshot Title: Conjugate pair
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Millboro Formation shale, Route 33 near Brandywine, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    of joints, each oriented ~30 degrees to a presumed sigma-1 that was bedding-perpendicular.



  5. Joint set

    Snapshot Title: Joint set
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Millboro Formation shale, Route 33 near Brandywine, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Prominent subvertical (bedding-perpendicular) joint set.



  6. Woodpecker trace

    Snapshot Title: Woodpecker trace
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Millboro Formation shale, Route 33 near Brandywine, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    part II



  7. Woodpecker damage

    Snapshot Title: Woodpecker damage
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Millboro Formation shale, Route 33 near Brandywine, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    to the tree



  8. Pinecones

    Snapshot Title: Pinecones
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Millboro Formation shale, Route 33 near Brandywine, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    sans seeds



  9. Another example

    Snapshot Title: Another example
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Millboro Formation shale, Route 33 near Brandywine, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    of convolute bedding in the sandstone.



  10. Convolute bedding

    Snapshot Title: Convolute bedding
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Millboro Formation shale, Route 33 near Brandywine, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Little sandy diapir - but restricted to the sand unit; not the muddy shale below: So soft sediment deformation (pre-lithification) due to density inversion immediately after deposition.



  11. Convolute bedding

    Snapshot Title: Convolute bedding
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Millboro Formation shale, Route 33 near Brandywine, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    within a sandy layer



  12. Convolute bedding

    Snapshot Title: Convolute bedding
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Millboro Formation shale, Route 33 near Brandywine, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Internal deformation (soft-sed) within a sandstone layer



  13. Cross bedding

    Snapshot Title: Cross bedding
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Millboro Formation shale, Route 33 near Brandywine, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    within sandy layer



  14. Climbing ripples

    Snapshot Title: Climbing ripples
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Millboro Formation shale, Route 33 near Brandywine, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    within sandy layer



  15. Convolute bedding

    Snapshot Title: Convolute bedding
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Millboro Formation shale, Route 33 near Brandywine, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Internal deformation (soft sed. def.) within a sandstone layer.



  16. Convolute bedding

    Snapshot Title: Convolute bedding
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Millboro Formation shale, Route 33 near Brandywine, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    within a sandy layer



  17. Carbonate nodule

    Snapshot Title: Carbonate nodule
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Millboro Formation shale, Route 33 near Brandywine, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Characteristic of this horizon



  18. Carbonate nodule

    Snapshot Title: Carbonate nodule
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Millboro Formation shale, Route 33 near Brandywine, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Characteristic of this horizon



  19. Carbonate nodule

    Snapshot Title: Carbonate nodule
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Millboro Formation shale, Route 33 near Brandywine, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Characteristic of this horizon



  20. Carbonate nodule

    Snapshot Title: Carbonate nodule
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Millboro Formation shale, Route 33 near Brandywine, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Characteristic of this horizon



  21. Rock hammer

    Snapshot Title: Rock hammer
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Millboro Formation shale, Route 33 near Brandywine, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    to serve as a sense of scale



  22. "Like a Mongolian latrine in winter"

    Snapshot Title: "Like a Mongolian latrine in winter"
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: aden spatter cone
    Image Owner: Joshua Villalobos



    Description:

    Mafic spatter pile



  23. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Lower Martinsburg Formation outcrop at Funk Road and Route 11, south of Strasburg, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This black/white bar combo is 10 cm long, left to right.



  24. Vein

    Snapshot Title: Vein
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Oolitic Limestone
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    of calcite



  25. Upside down shell

    Snapshot Title: Upside down shell
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Oolitic Limestone
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    With mud and very few ooids filling it.



  26. 1 cm

    Snapshot Title: 1 cm
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Oolitic Limestone
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    Scale



  27. Concentric ribs

    Snapshot Title: Concentric ribs
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation, showing Zoophycos trace fossils
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Another example of this aspect of joint anatomy - temporary arrest lines.



  28. Concentric ribs

    Snapshot Title: Concentric ribs
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation, showing Zoophycos trace fossils
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    joint propagation signature



  29. Zoophycos

    Snapshot Title: Zoophycos
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation, showing Zoophycos trace fossils
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Great curvy example



  30. Body fossil

    Snapshot Title: Body fossil
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation, showing Zoophycos trace fossils
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Brach??



  31. Zoophycos

    Snapshot Title: Zoophycos
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation, showing Zoophycos trace fossils
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    more feeding traces



  32. Zoophycos

    Snapshot Title: Zoophycos
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation, showing Zoophycos trace fossils
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    more feeding traces



  33. Zoophycos

    Snapshot Title: Zoophycos
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation, showing Zoophycos trace fossils
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    feeding trace fossils



  34. Rock hammer

    Snapshot Title: Rock hammer
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation, showing Zoophycos trace fossils
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    for sense of scale



  35. This edge...

    Snapshot Title: This edge...
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Weverton Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    ...is defined by foliation.



  36. This edge...

    Snapshot Title: This edge...
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Weverton Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    ...is defined by bedding.



  37. Foliation

    Snapshot Title: Foliation
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Weverton Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Runs at ~45 degrees from lower left to upper right across this sample.



  38. Bedding

    Snapshot Title: Bedding
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Weverton Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Runs left-to-right across this sample.



  39. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Weverton Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    1 cm



  40. A closer look

    Snapshot Title: A closer look
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Devonian Hampshire, Latest Devonian Spechty Kopf, and lower Mississippian Rockwell formations roadcut on Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The coal here contains abundant pyrite, as seen in this sample: www.gigapan.com/gigapans/170818



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