Banded gneiss

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Photograph by Danny Satterfield.

Photography contest, Honorable Mention.

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Banded gneiss on east coast of Greenland, south of Qaanaaq.

14 Comments

Very gneiss!

ksplawn said:

Very gneiss!

One geologist hands a chunk of hornfel to another geologist who wanted a piece of granite. A third geologist comments: “It’s not gneiss to mistake someone for granite.”

*dodges rocks*

Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little wacke.

are these some of the oldest terrestrial rocks by any chance ?

Gneiss banding, anyhow. Not to drive a pun into the ground. No, wait, it’s buried.

Very nice rock. I didn’t know that such large bands showed up in gneiss, although I don’t really know the scale–yet it can’t be a small cliff.

Glen Davidson

Who knew that gneiss banding was fractal?

I think pretty much the whole world is “south of Qaanaaq”!!

(Shouldn’t that be west instead of east?)

According to the gnomic knowledge of The Hu Gnu, gnomes, after gnarring and gnashing their gnarly teeth, re-sharpen them by gnawing on gneiss.

Mike Elzinga said:

According to the gnomic knowledge of The Hu Gnu, gnomes, after gnarring and gnashing their gnarly teeth, re-sharpen them by gnawing on gneiss.

Well that’s not gneiss of them!

At that rate, we won’t be able to take rock formations for granite!

Mike Elzinga said:

According to the gnomic knowledge of The Hu Gnu, gnomes, after gnarring and gnashing their gnarly teeth, re-sharpen them by gnawing on gneiss.

Uh…even gnomes de net?

Paul Burnett said:

Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little wacke.

And they’re often full of schist

Heart breaker, dream maker, love taker, Gneissmaker!

I’m confused by all the geology references – the picture is clearly a tribute to one of the foundational progressive rock bands.

SWT said:

I’m confused by all the geology references – the picture is clearly a tribute to one of the foundational progressive rock bands.

I thought they were named after the French city.

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