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White Tank Arch
IntroductionIt is easy to wonder how this strange landscape, with its protruding boulders and high plateaus came to ...
The Formation of GraniteThis type of rock is called White Tank Granite. It is an igneous rock which formed when hot magma or ...
MineralogyAll rocks are composed of minerals, and mineral content plays a major role in the classification systems ...
The Contact ZoneLook across the valley at the ridge in the distance and you can see another type of rock that is ...
Water at WorkOne of the most important factors in considering their evolution has to do with the natural ...
The ArchGeological processes have created the arch over time. But in a geological framework, its existance ...
Disappearing SoilIn this photo you can see a rusty brown coating on the rocks which is known to geologists as ...
IntrusionsThis blocky line of light colored rock is called an intrusion. It juts out from the surrounding rock because ...
Sculpted RocksThe strange form of rock in this photo has been sculpted by processes known as cavernous ...
Additional camping information
White TankMore photos of the White Tank area
ArchMore photos of the White Tank Arch