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  1. Tafoni

    Snapshot Title: Tafoni
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Wall of Makanda Sandstone, Giant City State Park, Illinois
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    honeycomb weathering pattern



  2. Mr. E. coli

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

    Image: Wall of Makanda Sandstone, Giant City State Park, Illinois
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    is out of focus :(



  3. Cross bedding

    Snapshot Title: Cross bedding
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Wall of Makanda Sandstone, Giant City State Park, Illinois
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Current flow was from the right towards the left.



  4. cm-scale pencil

    Snapshot Title: cm-scale pencil
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Wall of Makanda Sandstone, Giant City State Park, Illinois
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    to provide a sense of scale



  5. Gigapan rig

    Snapshot Title: Gigapan rig
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Rockfish Quarry 2
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Shooting a proper gigapan from another perspective.



  6. Clast

    Snapshot Title: Clast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Rockfish Quarry 2
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    .



  7. The gigapanner

    Snapshot Title: The gigapanner
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Quarry in Rockfish Conglomerate
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Camoflauged...



  8. Time series of Jay walking downhill

    Snapshot Title: Time series of Jay walking downhill
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Quarry in Rockfish Conglomerate
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Kind of cool to see the progression (and intense concentration!) through successive columns of gigapan shots.



  9. Juniper berries

    Snapshot Title: Juniper berries
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Quarry in Rockfish Conglomerate
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    .



  10. Bedding

    Snapshot Title: Bedding
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Quarry in Rockfish Conglomerate
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Almost vertical here



  11. Funny similarity

    Snapshot Title: Funny similarity
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Quarry in Rockfish Conglomerate
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    One light, one dark



  12. A good look at some clasts

    Snapshot Title: A good look at some clasts
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Quarry in Rockfish Conglomerate
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    in the Rockfish Conglomerate



  13. Clasts

    Snapshot Title: Clasts
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Quarry in Rockfish Conglomerate
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Big chunks!



  14. Jay Kaufman

    Snapshot Title: Jay Kaufman
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Quarry in Rockfish Conglomerate
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    of the University of Maryland



  15. Jay Kaufman

    Snapshot Title: Jay Kaufman
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Quarry in Rockfish Conglomerate
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    geochemist and the stratigrapher of the University of Maryland, investigates the array of clasts.



  16. The team

    Snapshot Title: The team
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Quarry in Rockfish Conglomerate
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Clusters for a conference atop the precipice.



  17. Kristin checks out a pavement exposure...

    Snapshot Title: Kristin checks out a pavement exposure...
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Quarry in Rockfish Conglomerate
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    ...while Chuck leaves the scene



  18. Uncle Joe

    Snapshot Title: Uncle Joe
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Quarry in Rockfish Conglomerate
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Chuck's uncle Joe has a goat farm near this quarry.



  19. Chuck Bailey

    Snapshot Title: Chuck Bailey
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Quarry in Rockfish Conglomerate
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Structural geologist and ascendant chairperson of the Geology Department of the College of William & Mary.



  20. A mix of faceted and rounded clasts

    Snapshot Title: A mix of faceted and rounded clasts
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Quarry in Rockfish Conglomerate
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    ...may indicate a pro-glacial origin for the deposition of the sediments that became this conglomerate.



  21. Lizard

    Snapshot Title: Lizard
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: CR1 2011 06 08
    Image Owner: Escondido Creek Conservancy



    Description:

    sunning itself



  22. Lizard

    Snapshot Title: Lizard
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: CR1 2011 06 08
    Image Owner: Escondido Creek Conservancy



    Description:

    Casting a wary glance towards the gigapanner...



  23. Mafic xenoliths

    Snapshot Title: Mafic xenoliths
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: CR1 2011 06 08
    Image Owner: Escondido Creek Conservancy



    Description:

    Looks like a couple of dark colored inclusions weathering out here...



  24. Swords

    Snapshot Title: Swords
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The grave of John Wesley Powell
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Odd iconography to my eye -- they look like the letter "I" that's bleeding downwards...



  25. Portrait of Powell

    Snapshot Title: Portrait of Powell
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The grave of John Wesley Powell
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    rendered on a copper plate.



  26. Man with two crocodiles

    Snapshot Title: Man with two crocodiles
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: View of Pub Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia
    Image Owner: Glen David Short



    Description:

    .



  27. Edi & Berti #2!

    Snapshot Title: Edi & Berti #2!
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mississippi River Flood Crest from the Levee, northern Louisiana, May 2011
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Those guys get around!



  28. Turtles

    Snapshot Title: Turtles
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mississippi River Flood Crest from the Levee, northern Louisiana, May 2011
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    on a log



  29. Snowy (?) egret

    Snapshot Title: Snowy (?) egret
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mississippi River Flood Crest from the Levee, northern Louisiana, May 2011
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    It appears to have a black bill and yellow feet...



  30. Edi & Berti!

    Snapshot Title: Edi & Berti!
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mississippi River Flood Crest from the Levee, northern Louisiana, May 2011
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    : )



  31. Diamictite

    Snapshot Title: Diamictite
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sideling Hill Roadcut (Bench Viewpoint)
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Enigmatic diamictite outcrops here.



  32. Oxbow lake

    Snapshot Title: Oxbow lake
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sideling Hill Roadcut (Bench Viewpoint)
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    In cross-section. Note muddy trough cut into otherwise parallel layers.



  33. A third of a bird

    Snapshot Title: A third of a bird
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sideling Hill Mystery Structure
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Not even enough for a full meal...



  34. Coal in the Purslane Formation

    Snapshot Title: Coal in the Purslane Formation
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sideling Hill Mystery Structure
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Mississippian-aged coal seam



  35. Ant man?

    Snapshot Title: Ant man?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Butler Wash Panel 2
    Image Owner: rmark



    Description:

    He has antennae...



  36. Old Glory

    Snapshot Title: Old Glory
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The Mississippi River in Flood, Vicksburg, MS, May 2011
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Still flying strong!



  37. Flint nodule

    Snapshot Title: Flint nodule
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Another jet black flint nodule.



  38. Tension gash array

    Snapshot Title: Tension gash array
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Gorgeous looking en echelon set of calcite filled tension gashes.



  39. Flint nodule

    Snapshot Title: Flint nodule
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The Lincolnshire is full of black nodules of flint.



  40. Ecphora

    Snapshot Title: Ecphora
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: A third attempt to gigapan the 'geologic provinces of northern Virginia' display at NOVA Annandale
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Snail fossil from the Miocene.



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