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Callan Bentley's Snapshots

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  1. Plumose structure

    Snapshot Title: Plumose structure
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation, showing carbonate nodules
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Emanating from the hollow where a carbonate nodule used to be - a stress locus.



  2. Trace fossil

    Snapshot Title: Trace fossil
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation, showing carbonate nodules
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Highlighted by hematite



  3. Carbonate nodule cluster

    Snapshot Title: Carbonate nodule cluster
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation, showing carbonate nodules
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Or maybe it's just one big crescent shaped one?



  4. Trace fossils

    Snapshot Title: Trace fossils
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation, showing carbonate nodules
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Viewed end-on - circular cross-section. Highlighted with hematite.



  5. Carbonate nodule

    Snapshot Title: Carbonate nodule
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation, showing carbonate nodules
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    .



  6. Cocoon?

    Snapshot Title: Cocoon?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation, showing carbonate nodules
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    :)



  7. Trace fossil

    Snapshot Title: Trace fossil
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation, showing carbonate nodules
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Highlighted by hematite



  8. Trace fossil

    Snapshot Title: Trace fossil
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation, showing carbonate nodules
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Highlighted with hematite



  9. Carbonate nodule

    Snapshot Title: Carbonate nodule
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation, showing carbonate nodules
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Diagenetic feature



  10. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation, showing carbonate nodules
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This black bar is 10 cm long, left to right.



  11. Pyritized plant cells

    Snapshot Title: Pyritized plant cells
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Diamictite
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback



    Description:

    Lines of boxy plant (?) cells.



  12. Yeast cell

    Snapshot Title: Yeast cell
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Migmatite on the Billy Goat Trail
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback



    Description:

    Saccharomyces cerevisiae



  13. See the outcrop

    Snapshot Title: See the outcrop
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Crazy Cat Breccia
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback



    Description:

    To visit the outcrop where this sample was collected, click onto this outcrop GigaPan: www.gigapan.com/gigapans/165220



  14. A closer look

    Snapshot Title: A closer look
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Crazy Cat breccia
    Image Owner: Joshua Villalobos



    Description:

    Here's a cut and polished sample from this site: www.gigapan.com/gigapans/162325



  15. House on a hill

    Snapshot Title: House on a hill
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Massanutten Mountain as viewed from the Fort Valley Community Center and Library
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    .



  16. Trace

    Snapshot Title: Trace
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation showing trace fossils, Fort Valley Road, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This burrow served as the conduit for oxidizing fluids that helped highlight its presence through the rusting of iron present in the burrow walls.



  17. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation showing trace fossils, Fort Valley Road, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This black bar is 1 cm tall.



  18. Trace

    Snapshot Title: Trace
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation showing trace fossils, Fort Valley Road, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This burrow served as the conduit for oxidizing fluids that helped highlight its presence through the rusting of iron present in the burrow walls.



  19. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mahantango Formation showing trace fossils, Fort Valley Road, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This black bar is 1 cm tall.



  20. A closer look

    Snapshot Title: A closer look
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Pennsylvanian Alleghanian Formation
    Image Owner: Joshua Benton



    Description:

    A macro GigaPan of lycopsid bark found at this site may be viewed here: www.gigapan.com/gigapans/162698



  21. Sense of scale

    Snapshot Title: Sense of scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Ernietta Hill
    Image Owner: kaufman



    Description:

    Truck



  22. Acid test

    Snapshot Title: Acid test
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Rippled Eldon Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    yes, it would fizz if you applied HCl to it.



  23. Ripple

    Snapshot Title: Ripple
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Rippled Eldon Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Ripple marks trend from the lower left to upper right in this sample.



  24. Calcite vein

    Snapshot Title: Calcite vein
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Rippled Eldon Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Healed fracture in the limestone.



  25. Trace fossils

    Snapshot Title: Trace fossils
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Rippled Eldon Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    bedding-parallel burrows



  26. Sense of scale

    Snapshot Title: Sense of scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Rippled Eldon Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Canadian one-dollar coin (a loony).



  27. Bedding

    Snapshot Title: Bedding
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Chancellor Formation slate, near Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Alternating light and dark lines are the traces of primary sedimentary stratification (bedding).



  28. Cleavage

    Snapshot Title: Cleavage
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Chancellor Formation slate, near Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This rock is dominated by a pervasive slaty cleavage, and this cleavage provides the prominent planes (cross-cutting bedding) that are the main focus of the image.



  29. Bedding

    Snapshot Title: Bedding
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Chancellor Formation slate, near Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The colored layers in this rock are primary sedimentary stratification, or bedding.



  30. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Chancellor Formation slate, near Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This rectangle is 1 cm long.



  31. Heifer

    Snapshot Title: Heifer
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Incipient fall foliage on Massanutten Mountain, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    out standing in his field



  32. Hand-some chairs

    Snapshot Title: Hand-some chairs
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Incipient fall foliage on Massanutten Mountain, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Belonging to the Koffs



  33. Targets

    Snapshot Title: Targets
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Incipient fall foliage on Massanutten Mountain, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Practice for sharpshooting



  34. Veach Gap

    Snapshot Title: Veach Gap
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Incipient fall foliage on Massanutten Mountain, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Where Mill Creek cuts across Little Crease Mountain



  35. Secret Passage Ranch sign

    Snapshot Title: Secret Passage Ranch sign
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Incipient fall foliage on Massanutten Mountain, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Don Warlick's horse operation



  36. Great blue heron

    Snapshot Title: Great blue heron
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Incipient fall foliage on Massanutten Mountain, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    on Passage Creek



  37. Quartz-cemented quartz clast

    Snapshot Title: Quartz-cemented quartz clast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Quartz-cemented breccia, Antietam Formation quartzite, western Blue Ridge, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Angular shape



  38. Scale
  39. Ooids

    Snapshot Title: Ooids
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Ooids and rip-up clasts
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback



    Description:

    Concentrically zoned open-ocean concretions.



  40. Piercing relationship?

    Snapshot Title: Piercing relationship?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Diamictite
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback



    Description:

    Did this pebble "pierce" into the underlying fine-to-medium sandstone strata?



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