Mojave River Valley Museum
Death Valley Photos -
Furnace Creek Area
Devil's Golf Course
The knarled terrain of an ancient evaporated lake contains crystals of almost
pure table salt. The craggy lake bottom is complex and intricate with
crystals in various stages of development. Deposited by ancient salt lakes and shaped
by winds and rain, the crystals are forever changing. The Death Valley saltpan is one of
the largest saltpans in North America. Salt continues to be deposited by recurring floods
that occasionally submerge the lowest parts of the valley floor.
Devil's Golf Course Geology
The Devilís Golf Course is the best place to examine the salt pan or playa surface that makes up the floor
of Death Valley. The floor of the valley is not truly flat and is actually composed of ...