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8 November 2012
Check out these lovely images (mouth-watering, even) of the protomylonitic and mylonitic Walker Top Granite of North Carolina’s Inner Piedmont. There’s also some views of the field trip participants and scenery.
5 November 2012
Photographed this one before the leaves changed – a big gravid female. Look at the size of that swollen abdomen – much like my wife was on that same day!
4 November 2012
Here’s one of the cool rocks I saw on my pre-GSA-Charlotte field trip to the Neoacadian Inner Piedmont field trip: the protomylonitic Walker Top Granite (~366 Ma crystallization), which was deformed as the terrane it was intruded into got shoved up and to the west (and perhaps the southwest!). Here’s an animated GIF I made to show off one particularly striking bit of float: The rock is dominated by big …