3 December 2010

Friday fold: gneiss one!

Posted by Callan Bentley

One other thing that I noticed during my visit last weekend to the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville, Virginia, was this fold. As soon as I saw it, I squealed “Oooh! That’s going to be the Friday fold!”

It says something about the crowd I was traveling with that everyone (a) knew what I was talking about and (b) knew before I did that I would photograph this fold and feature it as the Friday fold here on Mountain Beltway.

With no further ado, I give you a fold in gneissic banding of the Piedmont rocks of Henry County, Virginia (i.e., where Martinsville is):

Here’s a closer look, with my index finger tip for scale:

Now your life is complete. Happy Friday.