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Photographs from the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia (Arnold Valley region)


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​Carter, M.W., Crider, E.A., Southworth, C.S., and Aleinikoff, J.N., 2016, Detailed geologic mapping geodatabase for the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia with station point photographs: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This dataset contains photographs keyed to station points along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. Photographs are titled and arranged by 7.5-minute quadrangle, and station points are located in the "Detailed geologic mapping geodatabase for the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia." The first part of the photograph's filename corresponds to the FieldID attribute of the PhotoPoints entity in the Blue Ridge Parkway Geodatabase. The photographs in this collection are for the Arnold Valley quadrangle, but are also part of a larger data release (Carter et al., 2016). For Arnold Valley, there are 16 jpg in the collection. Carter, M.W., Crider, E.A., Southworth, C.S., and Aleinikoff, J.N., 2016, Detailed geologic mapping geodatabase for the [...]


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Mark W. Carter
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
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Mark W. Carter
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Mark W. Carter
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U.S. Geological Survey

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AV-2 view to SE of Onion Mtn.JPG thumbnail 2.16 MB
AV-6 layered charnockitic gneiss.JPG thumbnail 3.9 MB
AV-7 garnetiferous leucogneiss.JPG thumbnail 3.96 MB
AV-8 fine-grained garnetiferous leucogneiss.JPG thumbnail 4.31 MB
AV-14 fine-grained felsic gneiss.JPG thumbnail 1.94 MB
AV-15 medium-grained leucocharnockite.JPG thumbnail 1.6 MB
AV-16 felsic pin-striped gneiss.JPG thumbnail 1.89 MB
AV-25 garnetiferous leucogneiss.JPG thumbnail 3.52 MB
AV-33 interlayered gt-bearing leucogneisses.JPG thumbnail 3.85 MB
AV-34 View.JPG thumbnail 3.59 MB
AV-42 well layered leucocharnockitic gneiss.JPG thumbnail 4.05 MB
AV-43 view.JPG thumbnail 8.73 MB
AV-49 Hopper Creek Valley.JPG thumbnail 3.8 MB
AV-53 Coarse-layered porphyroclastic leucogneiss.JPG thumbnail 3.58 MB
AV-58 folded layering in garnetiferous gneiss.JPG thumbnail 3.87 MB


The purpose of this dataset is to provide photographs taken by the author during the course of geologic mapping along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.


Copyright: ​Government material is not copyrighted. Proper credit format: U.S. Geological Survey
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All photos taken from Oct. 2009 to July 2013 as part of the Appalachian Blue Ridge Project, Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia Task. Photographs AV-14, AV-15, and AV-16 are inherited from when the author was employed by the Virginia Division of Geology and Mineral Resources, 900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste. 400 Charlottesville VA 22903. Photos were taken with an Olympic digital camera, model uT6000,ST6000 and an Apple IPad, Model MC744LL/A. Added to ScienceBase on Fri Dec 18 15:55:15 MST 2015 by processing file <b>MultiChildUpload_BRPPhotos.xls</b>
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