18 May 2011
Some cool rocks from DGMR’s rock garden
Posted by Callan Bentley
Okay… I feel like it’s time to get away from the crazies and back to the rocks.
Remember the gigapan I showed of the Virginia DGMR rock garden? Here are a few more shots of that fine display, emphasizing a few close-ups of exemplary Virginia rocks.
Slate, showing a decent plumose structure:
Crystal fiber lineations (slickensides) of epidote, with “steps” facing the photographer (showing motion on the opposite side of the block).
Rhythmic layering in the lower Konnarock Formation, showing graded bedding:
A zoom-in on the previous image, showing the best graded bed there in the previous image:
Ahhh… rocks. So simple, so lacking in guile and baloney. I like rocks.