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Callan Bentley's Snapshots

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  1. 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.



  2. 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!



  3. Budding cactus

    Snapshot Title: Budding cactus
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Tumbling Run
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Opuntia sp.



  4. 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.



  5. 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.



  6. 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.



  7. 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...



  8. 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.



  9. 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.



  10. 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!"



  11. 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.



  12. 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?



  13. 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...



  14. 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?



  15. 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



  16. 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



  17. 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?



  18. 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.



  19. 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



  20. 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.



  21. 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.



  22. 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! :)



  23. 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.



  24. 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.



  25. Eye

    Snapshot Title: Eye
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    Here's looking at you, kid



  26. Anthropocene trace fossil

    Snapshot Title: Anthropocene trace fossil
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: iceland
    Image Owner: Tim Rance



    Description:

    :)



  27. Automobile tracks?

    Snapshot Title: Automobile tracks?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: iceland
    Image Owner: Tim Rance



    Description:

    Parallel grooves...



  28. Scallop

    Snapshot Title: Scallop
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Phuket - Seashell Museum
    Image Owner: Eya P



    Description:

    Amazing scallop display!



  29. 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.



  30. Poison ivy

    Snapshot Title: Poison ivy
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Signal Knob overlook
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    :)



  31. Flowers

    Snapshot Title: Flowers
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Signal Knob overlook
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    these look like they are in the Rose family...



  32. Strasburg water tower

    Snapshot Title: Strasburg water tower
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Signal Knob overlook
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    with Route 55 in the background.



  33. Obnoxious trio of crosses at the Rt. 55 exit off of I-81

    Snapshot Title: Obnoxious trio of crosses at the Rt. 55 exit off of I-81
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Signal Knob overlook
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    .



  34. Limestone quarry

    Snapshot Title: Limestone quarry
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Signal Knob overlook
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Here, Cambrian and Ordovician passive margin seafloor sediments are extracted to be used as gravel and riprap.



  35. The McDonalds   gas station combo...

    Snapshot Title: The McDonalds gas station combo...
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Signal Knob overlook
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    ...in Strasburg where my field trips meet.



  36. Black vulture

    Snapshot Title: Black vulture
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Signal Knob overlook
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Stubbier wings with white/gray "wrists" and a charcoal-gray head distinguish the black vulture from its cousin the turkey vulture.



  37. Ecphora gardnerae

    Snapshot Title: Ecphora gardnerae
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: 'Geologic provinces of northern Virginia' display
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    State fossil of Maryland: a Miocene snail.



  38. Ecphora gardnerae

    Snapshot Title: Ecphora gardnerae
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: "Geologic provinces of northern Virginia" display
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Snail: state fossil of Maryland, from the Miocene. More info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecphora_gardnerae_gardnerae Will open in a new tab or window



  39. Least appropriate middle name

    Snapshot Title: Least appropriate middle name
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The grave of Charles Doolittle Walcott
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    of any geologist ever...



  40. Gypsum mineral cluster

    Snapshot Title: Gypsum mineral cluster
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The shelf on the south wall of my office
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    atop an Eocene fish fossil from the Green River Formation of Wyoming.



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