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Groundwater Staining in Pennsylvanian Sandstone, West Virginia

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Fractures in bedrock transmit groundwater, and geologic mapping is conducted to provide the geologic framework for groundwater resource studies. This photo shows iron-oxide staining (Leisegang banding) from past groundwater flow along fractures formed prior to the rock having been blasted open during road construction. 

This photo was taken along US Hwy 48 near Bismarck, West Virginia.


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