0501: Back to the Quarry

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A few days of dry sunny weather, and an accommodating schedule, allowed me time for repeated visits to the neighboring quarry. A new owner has plans for it. But until then I have full access. And I hope to take full advantage of the remaining opportunity.

IMG_1111_01_LR_10The density of fossils in one section of the quarry is a sight to behold. No hunting or searching here. Seems like every rock is full of fossils. Brachiopods primarily, but also cephalopods, gastropods, bivalves, and others. All are Devonian invertebrates.

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I’ll keep this brief. Two carloads of rocks await. I hope you enjoy these. There will be more to come.

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Last week’s road trip to Virginia – down through the Blue Ridge – no fossils this trip – Here is a selection of images – an interesting mix for such a short trip.

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Pembroke, Va.

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Railroad Tunnel, Gainesville, Va.

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Cast Iron Toy, Lexington, Va.

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Safe, Lexington, Va.

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Advertisement, Lexington, Va.

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Blue Ridge Parkway, Roanoke, Va.

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Peeling Bark, Peaks of Otter, Va.

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Mountain Lake Lodge (sans lake), Pembroke, Va.

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Peaks of Otter Lake, Va.

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The trip began with Mom and a visit for Easter. This was taken at a nearby restaurant the day before. Yes, you can tell she has had experience dealing with me and my camera! We had a wonderful visit.

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3 thoughts on “0501: Back to the Quarry

  1. New owner of quarry perhaps should know about your work, and consider leaving you some rocks or access in one area? Be an arts enabler…

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