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  1. Point bar deposit?

    Snapshot Title: Point bar deposit?
    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:

    Looks like what I would expect...



  2. "Sleigh" shaped plodin

    Snapshot Title: "Sleigh" shaped plodin
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Latest Devonian Spechty Kopf formation roadcut on Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    (Weathered out)



  3. Folded ploudin

    Snapshot Title: Folded ploudin
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Latest Devonian Spechty Kopf formation roadcut on Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Sandstone "ploudins" (pillows/boudins) show intense folding, in some cases isoclinal, within a muddy matrix (now shale).



  4. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Latest Devonian Spechty Kopf formation roadcut on Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Each black (or white) bar on this stick is 10 cm long.



  5. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Latest Devonian Spechty Kopf formation roadcut on Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Each black (or white) bar on this stick is 10 cm tall.



  6. A closer look
  7. A closer look
  8. A closer look
  9. A closer look
  10. Windmill

    Snapshot Title: Windmill
    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:

    One of many lining the edge of the Allegheny front.



  11. Megaflame structure

    Snapshot Title: Megaflame structure
    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:

    This red layer is contorted in 3-4 m tall flame structures, with a wavelength of 5-8 m.



  12. Megaflame structure

    Snapshot Title: Megaflame structure
    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:

    This red layer is contorted in 3-4 m tall flame structures, with a wavelength of 5-8 m.



  13. Megaflame #2

    Snapshot Title: Megaflame #2
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Latest Devonian Spechty Kopf formation roadcut on Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This red layer is contorted in 3-4 m tall flame structures, with a wavelength of 5-8 m. This is best viewed on a zoomed out view, such as this GigaPan: gigapan.com/gigapans/162340



  14. Megaflame structure 1

    Snapshot Title: Megaflame structure 1
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Latest Devonian Spechty Kopf formation roadcut on Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This red layer is contorted in 3-4 m tall flame structures, with a wavelength of 5-8 m. This is best viewed on a zoomed out view, such as this GigaPan: gigapan.com/gigapans/162340



  15. Folded ploudin

    Snapshot Title: Folded ploudin
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Latest Devonian Spechty Kopf formation roadcut on Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Sandstone "ploudins" (pillows/boudins) show intense folding, in some cases isoclinal, within a muddy matrix (now shale).



  16. Folded ploudin

    Snapshot Title: Folded ploudin
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Latest Devonian Spechty Kopf formation roadcut on Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Sandstone "ploudins" (pillows/boudins) show intense folding, in some cases isoclinal, within a muddy matrix (now shale).



  17. Folded ploudin

    Snapshot Title: Folded ploudin
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Latest Devonian Spechty Kopf formation roadcut on Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Sandstone "ploudins" (pillows/boudins) show intense folding, in some cases isoclinal, within a muddy matrix (now shale).



  18. Fold hinge

    Snapshot Title: Fold hinge
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Latest Devonian Spechty Kopf formation roadcut on Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Sandstone "ploudins" (pillows/boudins) show intense folding, in some cases isoclinal, within a muddy matrix (now shale).



  19. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Latest Devonian Spechty Kopf formation roadcut on Corridor H, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This black bar is 10 cm tall.



  20. Coal
  21. A closer look
  22. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    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:

    Each black (or white) bar on this stick is 10 cm tall.



  23. A closer look
  24. 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:

    Here's another GigaPan, taken from slightly further uphill (west): gigapan.com/gigapans/162340



  25. Windmill

    Snapshot Title: Windmill
    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:

    There's a line of these turbines all along the edge of the Allegheny Front.



  26. GigaPanoMobile

    Snapshot Title: GigaPanoMobile
    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 mobile GEODE/MAGIC GigaPan field unit, parked at the scene.



  27. Coal seam
  28. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    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:

    Each of the black & white bars on this stick are 10 cm long (tall).



  29. A closer look

    Snapshot Title: A closer look
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Massanutten Sandstone
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Examine a sample of rock from this site with this macro GigaPan: gigapan.com/gigapans/126687



  30. Cross bedding

    Snapshot Title: Cross bedding
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Massanutten Sandstone
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Currents traveling from left to right.



  31. Fold

    Snapshot Title: Fold
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mt. Louis, Banff National Park, Alberta
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Bedding curves around to the left



  32. A closer look

    Snapshot Title: A closer look
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: "Breccia Wall," Antietam Formation, SE Boyce quadrangle, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Check out a hand-sample of this rock with this macro GigaPan: gigapan.com/gigapans/148604



  33. Hiker

    Snapshot Title: Hiker
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Helen Lake stromatolites and Cirque Peak, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Headed up Cirque Peak.



  34. Hikers

    Snapshot Title: Hikers
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Helen Lake stromatolites and Cirque Peak, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Headed up Cirque Peak.



  35. Sense of scale

    Snapshot Title: Sense of scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Archean gneiss, Gallatin Range, Montana
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This bar is 1 cm long.



  36. Intraclast vein

    Snapshot Title: Intraclast vein
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Thin Section of Deformed Quartzite with Small Pebbles
    Image Owner: Paul Karabinos



    Description:

    A thin vein of quartz (parallel to tiny fracture set cutting across this clast's parent lithology). A nice little example of relative dating.



  37. Scratch

    Snapshot Title: Scratch
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Gypsum vs. talc
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Like the other specimen shown here, this one can be scratched with a fingernail.



  38. Scratch

    Snapshot Title: Scratch
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Gypsum vs. talc
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This one is really easy to scratch.



  39. Two cleavage planes

    Snapshot Title: Two cleavage planes
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Gypsum vs. talc
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    ...can be seen intersecting here.



  40. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Gypsum vs. talc
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    1 cm



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