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  1. Coral fossil

    Snapshot Title: Coral fossil
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Cristo Rey: Buda Formation - Fossils in the quarry
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Radiating septa.



  2. Turitella

    Snapshot Title: Turitella
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Cristo Rey: Buda Formation - Fossils in the quarry
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    High-spiraled snail fossils in a variety of orientations, accompanied by thick gray oyster shells.



  3. Turitella

    Snapshot Title: Turitella
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Cristo Rey: Buda Formation - Fossils in the quarry
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    high-spiraled snail (gastropod) fossils, cross-sectioned in a variety of orientations.



  4. Synform

    Snapshot Title: Synform
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Cristo Rey: Buda Formation - overturned syncline
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Overturned? Sheared?



  5. Slope of Cristo Rey

    Snapshot Title: Slope of Cristo Rey
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Cristo Rey: Mesilla Valley Formation - folds
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    If you keep walking uphill (to the right), you can summit Cristo Rey, a laccolith topped by a cross (a popular pilgrimage site).



  6. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Cristo Rey: Mesilla Valley Formation - folds
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This black bar is 1 centimeter in length.



  7. Smokestack

    Snapshot Title: Smokestack
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Angular Unconformity, west of El Paso, Texas
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    These rocks are quarried for cement production.



  8. Cristo Rey

    Snapshot Title: Cristo Rey
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Angular Unconformity, west of El Paso, Texas
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This is the large statue of the cross that adorns the summit of the Cristo Rey laccolith. The morning we were there, 3 people were robbed at gunpoint by the shrine.



  9. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Angular Unconformity, west of El Paso, Texas
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This Coke bottle (apparently full of urine???) gives a sense of scale tot he GigaPan.



  10. Pyroclastic surge deposits

    Snapshot Title: Pyroclastic surge deposits
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Kilbourne Hole, detail A
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Big, powerful eruption.



  11. Contact metamorphism

    Snapshot Title: Contact metamorphism
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Kilbourne Hole, detail A
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Baked soils



  12. Basalt

    Snapshot Title: Basalt
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Kilbourne Hole, detail A
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The Afton flow, 70-80 ka.



  13. Field vehicle

    Snapshot Title: Field vehicle
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Kilbourne Hole, detail A
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This is what happened to the last geologists to visit this site.



  14. Zoom in

    Snapshot Title: Zoom in
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill overview GigaPan #1
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Around the corner, the road cut continues. Examine it in closer detail with this GigaPan:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/129411



  15. Detail

    Snapshot Title: Detail
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill overview GigaPan #1
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    More detail of this part of the outcrop can be seen at this close-range GigaPan: gigapan.com/gigapans/129404



  16. Detail

    Snapshot Title: Detail
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill overview GigaPan #1
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    More detail of this part of the outcrop can be seen at this close-range GigaPan: gigapan.com/gigapans/129361



  17. Detail

    Snapshot Title: Detail
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill overview GigaPan #1
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    More detail of this part of the outcrop can be seen at this close-range GigaPan: gigapan.com/gigapans/129325



  18. Detail

    Snapshot Title: Detail
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill overview GigaPan #1
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    More detail of this part of the outcrop can be seen at this close-range GigaPan:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/129324



  19. Zoom in

    Snapshot Title: Zoom in
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill overview GigaPan #1
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    For a closer look at this portion of the outcrop, please visit this GigaPan: gigapan.com/gigapans/129332



  20. Zoom in

    Snapshot Title: Zoom in
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill overview GigaPan #1
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    For a closer look at this portion of the outcrop, please visit this GigaPan: gigapan.com/gigapans/129331



  21. Zoom in

    Snapshot Title: Zoom in
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill overview GigaPan #1
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    For a closer look at this portion of the outcrop, please visit this GigaPan:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/129363



  22. Zoom in

    Snapshot Title: Zoom in
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill overview GigaPan #1
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    For a closer look at this portion of the outcrop, please visit this GigaPan:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/129366



  23. Zoom in

    Snapshot Title: Zoom in
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill overview GigaPan #1
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    For a closer look at this portion of the outcrop, please visit this GigaPan:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/129367



  24. 10 cm

    Snapshot Title: 10 cm
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill medium-range outcrop #5
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Ten centimeters of vertical distance.



  25. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill medium-range outcrop #5
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This stick is 1 meter tall.



  26. Cross-cutting relationships

    Snapshot Title: Cross-cutting relationships
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill medium-range outcrop #4
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Which dike came first?



  27. 5 cm

    Snapshot Title: 5 cm
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill medium-range outcrop #4
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This is 5 vertical centimeters along the length of this meter stick.



  28. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill medium-range outcrop #4
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This stick is 1 meter tall.



  29. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill medium-range outcrop #3
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This stick is 1 meter tall.



  30. Boudinage

    Snapshot Title: Boudinage
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill medium-range outcrop #1
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    of granite dikelet within Castner Marble bedding. What sequence of events does this structure imply?



  31. Xenoliths

    Snapshot Title: Xenoliths
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill medium-range outcrop #1
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    of Castner Marble in granite.



  32. Dike of granite

    Snapshot Title: Dike of granite
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill medium-range outcrop #1
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    intruding Castner Marble



  33. Mudcracks

    Snapshot Title: Mudcracks
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill medium-range outcrop #1
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    There are mudcracks on this green surface. Check them out in this detail GigaPan:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/129404



  34. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill medium-range outcrop #2
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The distance between the two dark marks ("60" and "70," actually) is 10 centimeters.



  35. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill medium-range outcrop #1
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The distance between the two big dark marks is 10 centimeters.



  36. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill overview GigaPan #1
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This stick is 1 meter tall.



  37. Granite

    Snapshot Title: Granite
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill medium-range outcrop #3
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    What does it look like up close? Like this:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/129361



  38. Zoom in

    Snapshot Title: Zoom in
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill medium-range outcrop #3
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    A closer look at this portion of the outcrop can be seen in this GigaPan:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/129324



  39. Zoom in

    Snapshot Title: Zoom in
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill medium-range outcrop #2
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    A closer look at this portion of the outcrop can be seen in this GigaPan: gigapan.com/gigapans/129324



  40. Zoom in

    Snapshot Title: Zoom in
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill
    Image Owner: Joshua Villalobos



    Description:

    A closer look at this portion of the outcrop may be seen in this GigaPan:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/129366



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