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Callan Bentley's Snapshots

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  1. Fold hinge

    Snapshot Title: Fold hinge
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Quarry, old route 55, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    strata curve around



  2. Mr E. coli & his favorite pencil

    Snapshot Title: Mr E. coli & his favorite pencil
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Quarry, old route 55, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    make another appearance



  3. Mudcracks galore!

    Snapshot Title: Mudcracks galore!
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Quarry, old route 55, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    For a deeper exploration of this wall, see:
    gigapan.org/gigapans/90685/



  4. Cave entrance with red sumac

    Snapshot Title: Cave entrance with red sumac
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Quarry, old route 55, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    a big cave system, frequented by locals



  5. Pencil for scale

    Snapshot Title: Pencil for scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Quarry, old route 55, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    with cm demarcations



  6. Mr. E. coli

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

    Image: Quarry, old route 55, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    in a reclining pose.



  7. Old Route 55

    Snapshot Title: Old Route 55
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mudcrack Wall, limestone quarry on Old Route 55, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    there it is



  8. Strong inheritance of polygonal geometry

    Snapshot Title: Strong inheritance of polygonal geometry
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mudcrack Wall, limestone quarry on Old Route 55, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    over time, as revealed by 3D 'depth' sections



  9. Mud cracks!

    Snapshot Title: Mud cracks!
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mudcrack Wall, limestone quarry on Old Route 55, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Polygonal slabs of carbonate mud due to shrinkage triggered by water evaporation.



  10. Gigapan supervisor

    Snapshot Title: Gigapan supervisor
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: West Lobe Quarry West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    with split face/helmet. Thanks stitcher!



  11. Jared sports the Pink Floyd sweatshirt

    Snapshot Title: Jared sports the Pink Floyd sweatshirt
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: West Lobe Quarry West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    And provides a sense of scale



  12. cm-demarcated pencil

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

    Image: Mudcrack Wall, limestone quarry on Old Route 55, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    for scale



  13. Mr. E. coli

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

    Image: Mudcrack Wall, limestone quarry on Old Route 55, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    says hello from Mudcrack Land



  14. "Over a period of centuries"

    Snapshot Title: "Over a period of centuries"
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Ringing Rocks
    Image Owner: Mike Plautz



    Description:

    Oddly succinct timescale...



  15. A problem waiting to happen

    Snapshot Title: A problem waiting to happen
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: El Capitan in Yosemite
    Image Owner: Kevin Russell



    Description:

    A big slab of rock with a thin base...



  16. Till

    Snapshot Title: Till
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Qualerallit Camp
    Image Owner: shelios



    Description:

    Dark glacial sediment



  17. Medial moraine

    Snapshot Title: Medial moraine
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Qualerallit Camp
    Image Owner: shelios



    Description:

    .



  18. Mafic dike cross-cut

    Snapshot Title: Mafic dike cross-cut
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Qualerallit Camp
    Image Owner: shelios



    Description:

    by a ~vertical felsic dike



  19. Xenolith-bearing mafic dike

    Snapshot Title: Xenolith-bearing mafic dike
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Qualerallit Camp
    Image Owner: shelios



    Description:

    Nice!



  20. Diabase? pebble

    Snapshot Title: Diabase? pebble
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Gravel Road
    Image Owner: Polly Bouker



    Description:

    white lathes of plagioclase?



  21. GSA logo

    Snapshot Title: GSA logo
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Sudbury Impact Deposits - Impact Breccia - Stop 2
    Image Owner: Candace Kairies Beatty



    Description:

    Pretty good focus!



  22. Neighbors

    Snapshot Title: Neighbors
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Chalkbrood 45min day 1 gigapan stitch
    Image Owner: Gene Cooper



    Description:

    .



  23. Crispy bits

    Snapshot Title: Crispy bits
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Burger from McDonalds, Test Macro Photo
    Image Owner: Gene Cooper



    Description:

    Yum?



  24. "Origin of Species"

    Snapshot Title: "Origin of Species"
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hemlock cross sections
    Image Owner: Chris Fastie



    Description:

    At the center of this snapshot is the ring that formed on this hemlock in 1859, the year Charles Darwin published one of the most important books ever, "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Se...



  25. Contact

    Snapshot Title: Contact
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Trek to K2 - from Concordia to Ali Camp
    Image Owner: Vicenç Palà



    Description:

    Dark rock meets light rock



  26. Whooaaaaaa

    Snapshot Title: Whooaaaaaa
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Keweenawan Lava Flow Atop Redbeds
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    What's going on HERE? This looks structurally complicated - perhaps even duplex-like? But why a blister-like shape (apparently) atop the main (undeformed) redbed sequence? Very interesting. Would love...



  27. is this it?

    Snapshot Title: is this it?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Anorthosite Xenolith
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    .



  28. Monument?

    Snapshot Title: Monument?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Intrusion Breccia, Port Coldwell Alkali Complex
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    .



  29. A finely filligreed structure

    Snapshot Title: A finely filligreed structure
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Intrusion Breccia, Port Coldwell Alkali Complex
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    What's going on here? Magmatic corrosion of the xenoliths? Freaky.



  30. Concentric zonation

    Snapshot Title: Concentric zonation
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Cross Section of a Billion Year Old Lava Flow
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    in amygdules as they got filled, outside-to-inside...



  31. More amygdules

    Snapshot Title: More amygdules
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Cross Section of a Billion Year Old Lava Flow
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Nice peek at an ancient primary igneous structure.



  32. Joint set

    Snapshot Title: Joint set
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Glacially Polished Banded Iron Formation
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    some of which are mineralized (white veins)



  33. Cool interference patterns

    Snapshot Title: Cool interference patterns
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Glacially Polished Banded Iron Formation
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    in the folds



  34. Edi and the long shadow

    Snapshot Title: Edi and the long shadow
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Glacially Polished Banded Iron Formation
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Early morning? Or late afternoon?



  35. Plume to hackle transition

    Snapshot Title: Plume to hackle transition
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Banded Iron Formation Near Wawa, Ontario
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Seen on the edge of this joint surface.



  36. Edi

    Snapshot Title: Edi
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Banded Iron Formation Near Wawa, Ontario
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Before I spotted this sense of scale, I thought these things were multiple meters tall.



  37. I guess this is the pothole?

    Snapshot Title: I guess this is the pothole?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mega Pothole
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Round edge visible on the right...



  38. Pegmatite veins?

    Snapshot Title: Pegmatite veins?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mafic Xenoliths in Granite
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    weird that they are parallel to foliation in the mafic host rocks... What's up with that?



  39. Boudinage

    Snapshot Title: Boudinage
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Mafic Xenoliths in Granite
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    .



  40. Fold or fault?

    Snapshot Title: Fold or fault?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Roadcut at Parry Sound, Ontario
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ...YES.



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