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Callan Bentley's Snapshots

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  1. Woodpecker holes?

    Snapshot Title: Woodpecker holes?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Faulted Massanutten Formation sandstone at Blue Hole
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Anyone know their woodpecker traces?



  2. Insect holes

    Snapshot Title: Insect holes
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Faulted Massanutten Formation sandstone at Blue Hole
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    chewed in an oak leaf



  3. Cross bedding

    Snapshot Title: Cross bedding
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Faulted Massanutten Formation sandstone at Blue Hole
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Current direction is south-to-north



  4. Brachipod body external molds?

    Snapshot Title: Brachipod body external molds?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Faulted Massanutten Formation sandstone at Blue Hole
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    or something else shaped like half a walnut?



  5. This is a really cool conglomerate

    Snapshot Title: This is a really cool conglomerate
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Faulted Massanutten Formation sandstone at Blue Hole
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    but you can't see it thanks to the exposure being really blown out... Grrrr.



  6. Feather

    Snapshot Title: Feather
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Faulted Massanutten Formation sandstone at Blue Hole
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Stuck in a log



  7. Fault zone

    Snapshot Title: Fault zone
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Faulted Massanutten Formation sandstone at Blue Hole
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The broken up rock in this steeply-dipping zone is a fault zone, disrupting the Massanutten Sandstone.



  8. My shoe

    Snapshot Title: My shoe
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Faulted Massanutten Formation sandstone at Blue Hole
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    is a New Balance running shoe.



  9. The gigapanner

    Snapshot Title: The gigapanner
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Faulted Massanutten Formation sandstone at Blue Hole
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Deformed by auto-stitching of the face! :)



  10. E.coli

    Snapshot Title: E.coli
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Faulted Massanutten Formation sandstone at Blue Hole
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Plush toy from giantmicrobes.com, apropos of nothing.



  11. Sense of scale

    Snapshot Title: Sense of scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Faulted Massanutten Formation sandstone at Blue Hole
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Pencil w/ cm demarcations.



  12. Eye

    Snapshot Title: Eye
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: T-REX invades Drumheller
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Here's looking at you, kid



  13. Anthropocene trace fossil

    Snapshot Title: Anthropocene trace fossil
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: iceland
    Image Owner: Tim Rance



    Description:

    :)



  14. Automobile tracks?

    Snapshot Title: Automobile tracks?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: iceland
    Image Owner: Tim Rance



    Description:

    Parallel grooves...



  15. Scallop

    Snapshot Title: Scallop
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Phuket - Seashell Museum
    Image Owner: Eya P



    Description:

    Amazing scallop display!



  16. Very tall Burger King sign

    Snapshot Title: Very tall Burger King sign
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Signal Knob overlook
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    On Route 11, just off the I-81 exit.



  17. Poison ivy

    Snapshot Title: Poison ivy
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Signal Knob overlook
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    :)



  18. Flowers

    Snapshot Title: Flowers
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Signal Knob overlook
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    these look like they are in the Rose family...



  19. Strasburg water tower

    Snapshot Title: Strasburg water tower
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Signal Knob overlook
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    with Route 55 in the background.



  20. Obnoxious trio of crosses at the Rt. 55 exit off of I-81

    Snapshot Title: Obnoxious trio of crosses at the Rt. 55 exit off of I-81
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Signal Knob overlook
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    .



  21. Limestone quarry

    Snapshot Title: Limestone quarry
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Signal Knob overlook
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Here, Cambrian and Ordovician passive margin seafloor sediments are extracted to be used as gravel and riprap.



  22. The McDonalds   gas station combo...

    Snapshot Title: The McDonalds gas station combo...
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Signal Knob overlook
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    ...in Strasburg where my field trips meet.



  23. Black vulture

    Snapshot Title: Black vulture
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Signal Knob overlook
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Stubbier wings with white/gray "wrists" and a charcoal-gray head distinguish the black vulture from its cousin the turkey vulture.



  24. Ecphora gardnerae

    Snapshot Title: Ecphora gardnerae
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: 'Geologic provinces of northern Virginia' display
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    State fossil of Maryland: a Miocene snail.



  25. Ecphora gardnerae

    Snapshot Title: Ecphora gardnerae
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: "Geologic provinces of northern Virginia" display
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Snail: state fossil of Maryland, from the Miocene. More info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecphora_gardnerae_gardnerae Will open in a new tab or window



  26. Least appropriate middle name

    Snapshot Title: Least appropriate middle name
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The grave of Charles Doolittle Walcott
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    of any geologist ever...



  27. Gypsum mineral cluster

    Snapshot Title: Gypsum mineral cluster
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The shelf on the south wall of my office
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    atop an Eocene fish fossil from the Green River Formation of Wyoming.



  28. Giant garnets

    Snapshot Title: Giant garnets
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The shelf on the south wall of my office
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    in Wrangell Schist, Wrangell, Alaska.



  29. Amphibolite

    Snapshot Title: Amphibolite
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The shelf on the south wall of my office
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    from downstream of the Billy Goat Trail.



  30. Obsidian rind

    Snapshot Title: Obsidian rind
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The shelf on the south wall of my office
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    on basalt, with vesicles.



  31. Fibrous gypsum

    Snapshot Title: Fibrous gypsum
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The shelf on the south wall of my office
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    .



  32. Ignimbrite

    Snapshot Title: Ignimbrite
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The shelf on the south wall of my office
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    from near Pompei, Italy (but not at the historic site, so don't worry!)



  33. Squid

    Snapshot Title: Squid
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The shelf on the south wall of my office
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Because everyone needs a pickled squid in their office.



  34. Cockeysville Marble

    Snapshot Title: Cockeysville Marble
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The shelf on the south wall of my office
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    A distinctive banded marble from Maryland, used in the construction of the Washington Monument



  35. Green sandstone

    Snapshot Title: Green sandstone
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The shelf on the south wall of my office
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Wyoming



  36. Ash from the eruption of Mount Augustine, Alaska

    Snapshot Title: Ash from the eruption of Mount Augustine, Alaska
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The shelf on the south wall of my office
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Collected for me by the good people at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies in Homer, Alaska.



  37. Nummulitids

    Snapshot Title: Nummulitids
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The shelf on the south wall of my office
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Giant single-celled forams, the size of lentils or coins. France.



  38. Ogallala Formation

    Snapshot Title: Ogallala Formation
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The shelf on the south wall of my office
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Kansas



  39. Amphibolite

    Snapshot Title: Amphibolite
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The shelf on the south wall of my office
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Owens Valley, California.



  40. Tusk?

    Snapshot Title: Tusk?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The shelf on the south wall of my office
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Some sort of tusk (walrus?) or tooth (whale?), collected by a SCUBA diver from the bottom of the Ashley River near Charleston, South Carolina.



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