18 May 2011
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.