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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Rygel, M.C.!
Tip: Add categories to your images

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FP Promotion[edit]

Joggins mcr1.jpg
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Autopatrol given[edit]

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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically marked as "reviewed". This has no effect on your editing, it is simply intended to make it easier for users that are monitoring Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones like yours. In addition, the Flickr upload feature and an increased number of batch-uploads in UploadWizard, uploading of freely licensed MP3 files and an increased limit for page renames per minute are now available to you. Thank you. INeverCry 02:30, 18 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for the polystrate fossil tree image.I hope to have your permission to use the image in a book on creation science to be published in Chinese. If you're interested in contributing the image, please contact me at

I'm the translator of the book. Tqmona (talk) 07:01, 16 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Lycopsid joggins mcr1.JPG[edit]

How you created this nomination? As the bot is enabled now; it will close any nomination with an old time-stamp. JKadavoor Jee 15:43, 5 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]

File:Peat rip ups2.JPG[edit]

Would you be able to add any details to the description etc. of your photo File:Peat rip ups2.JPG, please? GeoWriter (talk) 14:54, 3 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I will do first thing Monday morning - I have to get back to the office to check my field notebook. Michael C. Rygel 01:39, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for adding the details. GeoWriter (talk) 01:23, 7 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

No problem! Please let me know if you see any others that are missing context and captions. Michael C. Rygel 20:04, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

File:AMD Joggins.jpg[edit]

Hello Michael,

I'd like to know if the coal seam visible in the picture is coal bed no 7. (sensu Logan, 1845)? The mine timbers on the right would suggest that, or are there other coal beds in the Joggins coal field that have been mined? --Gretarsson (talk) 17:17, 26 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Hi! The coal seam shown in that image occurs at ~420 m in Davies et al. (2005). The paper can be downloaded here: I am fairly certain that this is seam 29a, which is considerably lower in the section. More information about the mine workings at Joggins can be found here: I hope this helps. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. --Michael C. Rygel 18:06, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for your help! The reference is particularly helpful. Don´t you think that the stratigraphic position/designation of the coal bed should be mentioned in the image´s description? --Gretarsson (talk) 03:42, 27 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I agree completely and will add the info early next week. I want to look through my notes to make absolutely certain--Michael C. Rygel 01:34, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
I have just added the the info. Apparently, the seam shown in the photograph is indeed the Fundy seam. The site figured as outcrop of the Fundy seam in Quann et al. (2010) in Fig 2A appears to show that very locality since the seams in both pictures have a distinctive double bed architecture and are underlain by resistive reddish-yellowish sandstones and overlain by grey mudstones. --Gretarsson (talk) 19:45, 8 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Joggins Fossil Cliffs - location of photo sites[edit]

Hi, it´s me again. Without doubt you are an expert in the Geology of the Joggins Fossil Cliffs and surely you have often been there (in contrast to me, who never was). So perhaps you can help to figure out where these photographs of the cliff section have ben made:


I have absolutely no idea where the upper one could have been taken. The lower ones very likely show the upper part of the Joggins Fm, between the Bell´s Brook and the Joggins Seam, suggested by the shape of the cliff line and the change in thickness of the glacial cover, which both coincide with observations made on google earth aerial photographs quite well. Also, according to maps, this place is close to the tourist´s access to the beach and a tourist visitor very likely is to take a photo from that part of the section. I have already changed the coordinates in the description section of the first of these two images but I´m not convinced if this is correct and it would be neat if an expert like you could confirm that. --Gretarsson (talk) 00:40, 28 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Hi! Thanks for the kind words - they are completely unnecessary though! I can help with all of them.

  • File:Joggins Fossil Cliffs on the Bay of Fundy at Joggins, NS - 08734.JPG - This photograph was taken from the talus at the base of Coal Mine Point which is at ~642 m in Davies et al. (2005). It shows the part of the section between there and 580 m. The channel body sandstone at 580 m is at the base of the headland and is the source of the talus.
  • File:Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Joggins, Nova Scotia 01.jpg Looks like it shows the top of the Joggins Formation and the base of the overlying Springhill Mines Formation. My best guess is that sandstone at the base of the cliff near the left edge of the image is at ~863 m and that the image includes the basal ~65 m in the Springhill Mines Formation.
  • The final image shows the same interval and maybe about 10 m of section below it.

I hope this helps, please let me know if you have any other questions --Michael C. Rygel 01:50, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Many thanks! This helped a lot. I have extended the file descriptions accordingly. I will contact you again if necessary. Cheers! --Gretarsson (talk) 04:31, 28 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Tension Gashes for Television Illustration[edit]

Hey Michael,

My name is Brandon and I am interested in briefly displaying one of your photos in an episode of a television show. Specifically, a photo that illustrates what a tension gash is. I would appreciate if you could please contact me to discuss attribution.

I can be contacted at:

Thanks so much! —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 20:40, 11 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Raindrop impressions mcr2.JPG[edit]

Hi there

The Australian Academy of Science would like to use this image in a science resource for Australian High School Students. Please contact to discuss permission further. Thank you.

Permission to use image of[edit]

Hi Michael

The Australian Academy of Science is developing a science resource called Rock your World, for Australian High School students and teachers. We wish to use this image within the unit and seek permission. Please contact to discuss further. thank you.