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  1. Zoom in

    Snapshot Title: Zoom in
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill
    Image Owner: Joshua Villalobos



    Description:

    More detail can be seen in this close up GigaPan of this site: gigapan.com/gigapans/129361



  2. A closer look

    Snapshot Title: A closer look
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill
    Image Owner: Joshua Villalobos



    Description:

    at the Castner Marble can be seen just up the road at another outcrop: gigapan.com/gigapans/129270



  3. Zoom in

    Snapshot Title: Zoom in
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill medium-range outcrop #4
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Take a closer look at this portion of the outcrop in this GigaPan:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/129325



  4. A closer look

    Snapshot Title: A closer look
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill medium-range outcrop #5
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Zoom in on this portion of the outcrop in this GigaPan: gigapan.com/gigapans/129325



  5. Zoom in

    Snapshot Title: Zoom in
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill
    Image Owner: Joshua Villalobos



    Description:

    Take a closer look at this portion of the outcrop in this GigaPan:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/129331



  6. Zoom in

    Snapshot Title: Zoom in
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill
    Image Owner: Joshua Villalobos



    Description:

    Take a closer look at this portion of the outcrop in this GigaPan:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/129325



  7. Zoom in

    Snapshot Title: Zoom in
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill
    Image Owner: Joshua Villalobos



    Description:

    Take a closer look at this portion of the outcrop in this GigaPan:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/129324



  8. Zoom in

    Snapshot Title: Zoom in
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill
    Image Owner: Joshua Villalobos



    Description:

    Take a closer look at this portion of the outcrop in this GigaPan:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/129332



  9. A closer look

    Snapshot Title: A closer look
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Castner Marble roadcut in Franklin Mountains
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The shaded underside of this boulder has some nice examples of primary sedimentary structures (soft sediment deformation). Zoom in with this GigaPan:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/129285



  10. A closer look

    Snapshot Title: A closer look
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Castner Marble
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The shaded underside of this boulder has some nice examples of primary sedimentary structures (soft sediment deformation). Zoom in with this GigaPan:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/129285



  11. This rust

    Snapshot Title: This rust
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill detail shot 2
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    brought to you by sulfuric acid.



  12. Melanterite

    Snapshot Title: Melanterite
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill detail shot 2
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    associated with joint surfaces.



  13. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill detail shot 1
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This black bar (on the side of the pencil) is 1 centimeter tall.



  14. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill detail shot 1
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This black bar (on the side of the pencil) is 1 cm tall.



  15. Melanterite

    Snapshot Title: Melanterite
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill detail shot 2
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Iron sulfate being deposited on the outcrop surface by groundwater moving through the fracture network in the rock.



  16. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Confusion Hill detail shot 2
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This pencil has 1-centimeter-length black bars on its side.



  17. Soft sediment deformation

    Snapshot Title: Soft sediment deformation
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Soft Sediment Deformation in Castner Marble, Franklin Mountains, West Texas
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Because it's too old to be bioturbated... :)



  18. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Soft Sediment Deformation in Castner Marble, Franklin Mountains, West Texas
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This black bar is 1 centimeter in length.



  19. Clastic dike

    Snapshot Title: Clastic dike
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Castner Marble roadcut in Franklin Mountains
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Full of breccia



  20. Garnets

    Snapshot Title: Garnets
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Castner Marble roadcut in Franklin Mountains
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    For a nice close look at the garnets on this slab, see this GigaPan:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/129286



  21. Contact

    Snapshot Title: Contact
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Castner Marble roadcut in Franklin Mountains
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Castner Marble (left) meets Red Bluff Granite (right)



  22. Black Smoker

    Snapshot Title: Black Smoker
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Castner Marble roadcut in Franklin Mountains
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Supposedly this is a black smoker (marine hydrothermal vent) complex.



  23. Cyclist

    Snapshot Title: Cyclist
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Castner Marble
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Off for a punishing workout riding the Trans Mountain Road.



  24. El Paso Community College

    Snapshot Title: El Paso Community College
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Castner Marble roadcut in Franklin Mountains
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The seal of officialdom!



  25. A closer look

    Snapshot Title: A closer look
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Castner Marble roadcut in Franklin Mountains
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    If you'd like to look at this outcrop in more detail, try this GigaPan, shot at closer range:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/129270



  26. EPCC / UTEP GigaPan team

    Snapshot Title: EPCC / UTEP GigaPan team
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Castner Marble roadcut in Franklin Mountains
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Here's the other half of our GigaPan blitz team, imaging one of the outcrops in more detail.



  27. Garnet

    Snapshot Title: Garnet
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Garnet in Castner Marble, Franklin Mountains, West Texas
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    porphyroblast - these rocks have been metamorphosed!



  28. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Garnet in Castner Marble, Franklin Mountains, West Texas
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This black bar on the side of the pencil is 1 cm long.



  29. A closer look

    Snapshot Title: A closer look
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Castner Marble
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    To see this rock face in more detail, check out this GigaPan:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/129286



  30. EPCC van

    Snapshot Title: EPCC van
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Castner Marble
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    El Paso Community College field trip vehicle



  31. Sign for scale

    Snapshot Title: Sign for scale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Castner Marble
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    We forgot to put a sense of scale in this one.



  32. Refolded

    Snapshot Title: Refolded
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Contact between New Market Formation (lower) and Lincolnshire Formation (upper), Staunton, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The "jog" this antiform makes to the lower left suggests it has been refolded. Axial plane 1 is more or less vertical; Axial plane 2 dips moderately to the left.



  33. Lichen

    Snapshot Title: Lichen
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Klingle Valley metaconglomerate, Laurel Formation, Rock Creek Shear Zone, Washington, DC
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    growing on the surface of the rock.



  34. Contact

    Snapshot Title: Contact
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Klingle Valley metaconglomerate, Laurel Formation, Rock Creek Shear Zone, Washington, DC
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    of the granite intrusion.



  35. Sericite-after-staurolite porphyroblast

    Snapshot Title: Sericite-after-staurolite porphyroblast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Klingle Valley metaconglomerate, Laurel Formation, Rock Creek Shear Zone, Washington, DC
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Evidence of retrograde metamorphism.



  36. Stretched clast

    Snapshot Title: Stretched clast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Klingle Valley metaconglomerate, Laurel Formation, Rock Creek Shear Zone, Washington, DC
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Sheared out to oblate dimensions. Typical of deformation in the Rock Creek Shear Zone.



  37. Scale pencil

    Snapshot Title: Scale pencil
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Klingle Valley metaconglomerate, Laurel Formation, Rock Creek Shear Zone, Washington, DC
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    With 1 cm demarcations along the side.



  38. Plumose

    Snapshot Title: Plumose
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Brallier Formation near Deerfield, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    A nice example of plumose structure, showing the origin and growth of the joint face.



  39. Scours

    Snapshot Title: Scours
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Brallier Formation near Deerfield, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    These (orange) sandstones were deposited by currents that apparently scoured into the underlying (older, pre-existing) mud layers (future shales).



  40. Shale laminations

    Snapshot Title: Shale laminations
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Brallier Formation near Deerfield, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Most of the Brallier is shale, not sandstone.



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