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Photographs from the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia (Big Island 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 Big Island quadrangle, but are also part of a larger data release (Carter et al., 2016). For Big Island, there are 37 jpg in the collection. Carter, M.W., Crider, E.A., Southworth, C.S., and Aleinikoff, J.N., 2016, Detailed geologic mapping geodatabase for the Blue Ridge [...]


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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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BI-343 F1 fold.JPG thumbnail 2.16 MB
BI-395 F1 fold.JPG thumbnail 2.15 MB
BI-397 crenulations.JPG thumbnail 2.11 MB
BI-402 F2 folds.JPG thumbnail 2.12 MB
BI-424 purple graywacke and conglomerate.JPG thumbnail 2.16 MB
BI-457 pin-striped gneiss.JPG thumbnail 2.07 MB
BI-458 pin-striped gneiss.JPG thumbnail 2.13 MB
BI-473 view of Thunder Ridge.JPG thumbnail 2.01 MB
BI-492 violet qtz in mylonite.JPG thumbnail 3.99 MB
BI-556 megacrystic protomylonite.JPG thumbnail 3.78 MB
BI-559 megacrystic protomylonite.JPG thumbnail 2.03 MB
BI-7 bedding.JPG thumbnail 2.11 MB
BI-10 mylonite.JPG thumbnail 2.14 MB
BI-11 mylonite.JPG thumbnail 2.12 MB
BI-14 lineation.JPG thumbnail 2.17 MB
BI-16 coarse-grained mylonite.JPG thumbnail 2.08 MB
BI-17 blue quartz mylonite.JPG thumbnail 2.14 MB
BI-31 coarse-grained mylonite.JPG thumbnail 2.2 MB
BI-33 coarse-grained mylonite.JPG thumbnail 2.17 MB
BI-44 banded siltstone.JPG thumbnail 2.15 MB
BI-49 F1 fold.JPG thumbnail 2.13 MB
BI-62 F1 fold.JPG thumbnail 2.11 MB
BI-90 basement-sed contact.JPG thumbnail 6.51 MB
BI-98 mylonite.JPG thumbnail 2.08 MB
BI-101 coarse-grained mylonite.JPG thumbnail 2.14 MB
BI-118 crenulated banded slate.JPG thumbnail 2.1 MB
BI-119 pencils.JPG thumbnail 2.12 MB
BI-138 gritty graywacke.JPG thumbnail 2.08 MB
BI-156 bedding in sandstone.JPG thumbnail 2.06 MB
BI-164 transposed bedding.JPG thumbnail 2.16 MB
BI-172 F2 fold.JPG thumbnail 2.15 MB
BI-191 bedding-cleavage.JPG thumbnail 2.07 MB
BI-275 mylonite foliation.JPG thumbnail 2.14 MB
BI-276 rodding in mylonite.JPG thumbnail 2.06 MB
BI-401 intersection lineation.JPG thumbnail 2.05 MB
BI-446 basement-sediment contact.JPG thumbnail 2.12 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. 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 MultiChildUpload_BRPPhotos.xls.
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