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Callan Bentley's Snapshots

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  1. Conchoidal fracture

    Snapshot Title: Conchoidal fracture
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Olivine-Rich Sand from Ka Lae, Hawai'i
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    on the left side of this olivine grain.



  2. 10 cm

    Snapshot Title: 10 cm
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Veach Gap Anticline 2
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    = red line



  3. 10cm

    Snapshot Title: 10cm
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Veach Gap Anticline 1
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    = red stripe



  4. Mr. E. coli

    Snapshot Title: Mr. E. coli
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Veach Gap Anticline 1
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    in his little anticline house.



  5. Dropstone

    Snapshot Title: Dropstone
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Konnarock Formation as Cautionary Tale 2
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    The only one in this layer...



  6. Pyrite

    Snapshot Title: Pyrite
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sand from Paphos, Cyprus
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    cubic grain



  7. Cleavage

    Snapshot Title: Cleavage
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sand from Halls Lake, Ontario, Canada
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    Nice



  8. Lithic clast?

    Snapshot Title: Lithic clast?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Ignimbrite thin section
    Image Owner: Ian Butler



    Description:

    Seems like this could be a poly-crystal aggregate that preceded eruption?



  9. Interesting contrast / comparison

    Snapshot Title: Interesting contrast / comparison
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    between weathering 'style' of the outcrop and the clast size of the sediment that is building up in the small "mini-talus" slopes at the base of the cliff.



  10. More snapshots

    Snapshot Title: More snapshots
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    about hinges and wrinkles



  11. Synform hinge

    Snapshot Title: Synform hinge
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    appears to be here. A good place to measure the limbs' strike and dip and then use a stereonet to determine the trend and plunge of the hinge line.



  12. Interesting

    Snapshot Title: Interesting
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    that the same strata are yellow at the top and gray at the bottom.



  13. One way

    Snapshot Title: One way
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: WV new Route 55 Folded Tonoloway
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    GigaPan is the only way.



  14. Rhythmic bedding

    Snapshot Title: Rhythmic bedding
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: WV new Route 55 Folded Tonoloway
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Gray, yellow, brown - seems to be a repeating pattern. What does this mean?



  15. Steeply dipping

    Snapshot Title: Steeply dipping
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: WV new Route 55 Folded Tonoloway
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    east-facing joint set



  16. Great looking sand

    Snapshot Title: Great looking sand
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Calvert Cliffs Sand
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    .



  17. Multicolored

    Snapshot Title: Multicolored
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sand from LaParee Beach, Bretignolles-sur-Mer, France
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    well rounded, too!



  18. Focus contrast

    Snapshot Title: Focus contrast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Setters Schist
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    Some areas are in focus, others aren't, like the big porphyroblast of garnet in the lower right of this snapshot.



  19. Some doubling up

    Snapshot Title: Some doubling up
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Setters Schist
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    Image stacking slightly misaligned. Arrrgh.



  20. Mud laminations

    Snapshot Title: Mud laminations
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Konnarock Formation as Cautionary Tale 2
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    Very fine-grains; very calm deposition (lake bottom?)



  21. Arkosic sand

    Snapshot Title: Arkosic sand
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Konnarock Formation as Cautionary Tale 2
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    .



  22. Climbing ripples?

    Snapshot Title: Climbing ripples?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Konnarock Formation as Cautionary Tale 2
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    Is that what's going on here?



  23. Flame structure

    Snapshot Title: Flame structure
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Konnarock Formation as Cautionary Tale 2
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    soft sediment deformation - graviational instability generated by the sudden deposition of a bolus of sand atop layers of squishy mud.



  24. Dropstones

    Snapshot Title: Dropstones
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Konnarock Formation as Cautionary Tale 2
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    Iceberg-rafted dropstones.



  25. Ball & pillow

    Snapshot Title: Ball & pillow
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Monocline in Hampshire Formation
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Looks like some soft sediment deformation to me.



  26. Compare & contrast

    Snapshot Title: Compare & contrast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Konnarock Formation: a GIGAmacro Cautionary Tale
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    Properly stacked (left) and improperly (right)



  27. And, yet,

    Snapshot Title: And, yet,
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Konnarock Formation: a GIGAmacro Cautionary Tale
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    ...some areas look just fine upon zooming in. What gives?



  28. Seeing double

    Snapshot Title: Seeing double
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Konnarock Formation: a GIGAmacro Cautionary Tale
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    Focal stacking chooses two different "base" images?



  29. The dreaded 'starburst' effect

    Snapshot Title: The dreaded 'starburst' effect
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Konnarock Formation: a GIGAmacro Cautionary Tale
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    Why, oh why?



  30. Focal stacking 'edge' artifact

    Snapshot Title: Focal stacking 'edge' artifact
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Konnarock Formation: a GIGAmacro Cautionary Tale
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    Aaaarrrrgggghhh.



  31. Cross-beds

    Snapshot Title: Cross-beds
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Ferron Sandstone
    Image Owner: Mark Barton



    Description:

    Sweet - "textbook" example.



  32. Weird lumps

    Snapshot Title: Weird lumps
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Flute Casts in Brallier Formation Shale
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    Not sure how to interpret this blob, the biggest protrusion from the bottom of the bed. (Burrow infill?)



  33. Interesting way these...

    Snapshot Title: Interesting way these...
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Flute Casts in Brallier Formation Shale
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    ...joints (veins) tip out with respect to one another.



  34. Tool marks

    Snapshot Title: Tool marks
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Flute Casts in Brallier Formation Shale
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    These straight grooves (angled from lower left towards upper right) may be tool marks (gouges in the sediment when a stick or shell or something -- a "tool" -- is dragged in a current over the sedimen...



  35. Interesting fracture/vein relationship

    Snapshot Title: Interesting fracture/vein relationship
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Flute Casts in Brallier Formation Shale
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    They're the same, but then the split, and re-merge?



  36. More sweet flutes

    Snapshot Title: More sweet flutes
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Flute Casts in Brallier Formation Shale
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    pointed at upstream end, flaring out wider on the downstream end.



  37. Two flute casts

    Snapshot Title: Two flute casts
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Flute Casts in Brallier Formation Shale
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    Current direction was left-to-right in this image. You're looking at the bottom of the bedding plane.



  38. Neat to see

    Snapshot Title: Neat to see
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Brallier shale NEW new Route 55 WV (version 1)
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    how the location of the seeps (marked by ice) are controlled by the change in dip of the beds (trough of an open, upright syncline).



  39. Karst signature

    Snapshot Title: Karst signature
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Syncline in Helderburg Group
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Is this breakdown from a collapsed cave system?



  40. Hinge 2

    Snapshot Title: Hinge 2
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Syncline in Helderburg Group
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    Not as well defined up here...



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