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Callan Bentley's Snapshots

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  1. Diamictite

    Snapshot Title: Diamictite
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    Enigmatic diamictite outcrops here.



  2. 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.



  3. 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...



  4. 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



  5. Ant man?

    Snapshot Title: Ant man?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Butler Wash Panel 2
    Image Owner: rmark



    Description:

    He has antennae...



  6. 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!



  7. Flint nodule

    Snapshot Title: Flint nodule
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Another jet black flint nodule.



  8. 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.



  9. 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.



  10. 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.



  11. Fruiting cactus

    Snapshot Title: Fruiting cactus
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Mmmm-mmm. Just don't forget to remove the spikes. Them pears are PRICKLY.



  12. Healthy looking cactus

    Snapshot Title: Healthy looking cactus
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Yes, we have cacti in Virginia!



  13. Budding cactus

    Snapshot Title: Budding cactus
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Opuntia sp.



  14. Tension gashes

    Snapshot Title: Tension gashes
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    More calcite-filled en echelon tension gash arrays.



  15. Tension gashes

    Snapshot Title: Tension gashes
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    More calcite-filled en echelon tension gash arrays.



  16. Tension gashes

    Snapshot Title: Tension gashes
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    More calcite-filled en echelon tension gash arrays.



  17. Strata dip to the southeast

    Snapshot Title: Strata dip to the southeast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    At Tumbling Run, the beds of limestone all strike to the northeast (~030) and dip to the southeast (~120). They are on the west limb of the Massanutten Synclinorium. They dive down into the earth to t...



  18. Tension gashes

    Snapshot Title: Tension gashes
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    (filled with white calcite) - a common feature at Tumbling Run, speaking to the stresses these rocks experienced during Alleghanian mountain-building.



  19. Contact between the Lincolnshire (above) and the New Market (below)

    Snapshot Title: Contact between the Lincolnshire (above) and the New Market (below)
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The New Market limestone is more massively bedded; the Lincolnshire is more thinly bedded, a difference that can be seen readily here.



  20. E. coli

    Snapshot Title: E. coli
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Makes an appearance, and he wants you to know, "I ain't fossilized!"



  21. Pencil for scale

    Snapshot Title: Pencil for scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    With centimeters on the side.



  22. Cactus

    Snapshot Title: Cactus
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Pasture in Upcountry Maui near Kula
    Image Owner: G Case



    Description:

    with a bite taken out of it?



  23. Mercury paper facility

    Snapshot Title: Mercury paper facility
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Signal Knob overlook
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    I guess they make paper there...



  24. 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?



  25. 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



  26. 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



  27. 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?



  28. 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.



  29. 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



  30. 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.



  31. 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.



  32. 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! :)



  33. 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.



  34. 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.



  35. Eye

    Snapshot Title: Eye
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    Here's looking at you, kid



  36. Anthropocene trace fossil

    Snapshot Title: Anthropocene trace fossil
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: iceland
    Image Owner: Tim Rance



    Description:

    :)



  37. Automobile tracks?

    Snapshot Title: Automobile tracks?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: iceland
    Image Owner: Tim Rance



    Description:

    Parallel grooves...



  38. Scallop

    Snapshot Title: Scallop
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Phuket - Seashell Museum
    Image Owner: Eya P



    Description:

    Amazing scallop display!



  39. 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.



  40. Poison ivy

    Snapshot Title: Poison ivy
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Signal Knob overlook
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    :)



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