11 November 2011

Friday (center)fold

Posted by Callan Bentley

At last weekend’s gala banquet to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the William & Mary geology department, I was tickled to see that the centerpiece for each table was a rock of some sort. I spotted Gore Mountain Amphibolite, Baker Mountain Kyanite, brachiopod fossils in limestone, a fossil whale vertebra, a chunk of Aquia Creek sandstone, pegmatite, and peridotite-xenolith-bearing basalt.

…And on one table, there was a fold:

Here’s a close up of the thing:

A fold as a centerpiece – brilliant! I think we should call it a “centerfold.”