1 July 2022

Friday fold: lithified python

Posted by Callan Bentley

A quick Friday fold that I observed last month in a boulder of riprap at Chippokes State Park in Surry, Virginia. I have absolutely no idea where this rock was quarried; but it doesn’t look like anything I’m familiar with in Virginia, so maybe the Baltimore Mafic Complex???

Anyhow, it’s not native to the Coastal Plain, but it shows a pleasing fold train of green and gray amid the black of the surrounding rock. I’m reminded of a python’s muscly meanders.

Folded epidote layer in a boulder of ripr

Field of view is about 1 meter. Sorry to have neglected a sense of scale; mea culpa.

Happy Friday!