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Death Valley Photos - Furnace Creek Area:

Artist's Palette

photo of Artist's Palette, Death Valley
A rainbow of colors in the eroded clay deposits of ancient lakebed sediments is produced by oxidation. The colors are most pronounced late afternoon. Artist's Palette, is a particularly unusual mosaic of red, yellow, orange, green, violet, brown and black hues.

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Artist's Palette Geology
This is one of the most colorful sites in Death Valley. The rocks exposed here belong to the Miocene Artist’s Drive formation. The formation consists of ...

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Artist’s Drive “Volcanic Drive” in 1935, by Burton Frasher
Artist's Drive 1935 - (Loop road to Artist's Palette)
Burton Frasher photo


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