4 November 2011

Friday fold: Anticline / syncline pair

Posted by Callan Bentley

Today’s fold is an anticline and its neighboring syncline, both exposed along a newly-opened stretch of New Route 55, west of Moorefield, West Virginia. The new Route 55 is a classic porkbarrel boondoggle courtesy of the late Senator Robert Byrd, but doggone if it didn’t open up some lovely new roadcuts. Here’s a stitched image of the fold, with my student Jared at center right for scale:

You can click on that image for a much bigger jpg version of this image (recommended), or if you prefer the interactive nature of a gigapan rendition, then here it is as a low-resolution gigapan that you can explore on your own:

Happy Friday.