Wind River Canyon, Wyoming (HTML5-based)
Wind River Canyon, Wyoming (Flash-based)
Massanutten Synclinorium, Virginia (HTML5-based)
Massanutten Synclinorium, Virginia (Flash-based)
Rathlin Island: kilometer to micron (HTML5-based)
Rathlin Island: kilometer to micron (Flash-based)
Sedimentary deposits in the Canadian Rockies (HTML5-based)
Sedimentary deposits in the Canadian Rockies (Flash-based)
Siccar Point, Scotland (HTML5-based, including 360° spherical photos and 3D models)
All our GigaPans, in chronological order
All our GigaPans, organized into thematic “galleries”
All of our 3D models on Sketchfab
Rock identification review exercise 1 via 3D models
Metamorphic rocks virtual collection (HTML5-based)
Metamorphic rocks virtual collection (Flash-based)
NOVA mineralogy reference page (lots of hand sample and thin section GIGAmacros, plus YouTube videos of thin sections rotating under PPL and XPL)
Glacial geomorphology online lab exercise : Part I (field and hand sample imagery) and Part II (maps, also in GigaPan form)
Sediment samples virtual collection (Google spreadsheet w/ links)
Fake field trip 1: Geologic history of a cross-section (Externally hosted; Flash based)
GIGAmacro viewer demo: collection of images related to the Spechty Kopf diamictite & related units, West Virginia
GIGAmacro viewer utility: determining geopetal “up” direction (blog post)
Compare these two basalts. One is an example of a basalt flow, the other of a pillow basalt. Pillow basalts erupt underwater and cool instantaneously around their margins, while basalt flows cool more gradually, and fractures may break the flow up into discrete cooling columns.
3D model of Outcrop A
3D model of Sample B
Which basalt formed as part of a flow? (A or B)
Which basalt is more likely to be associated with oceanic sediments? (A or B)
Now take a look at this outcrop (which we can call outcrop C) from Washington state’s Columbia River flood basalt province.
3D model of Outcrop C:
What characteristics does it display?
How would you interpret the story of its formation?