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Cima Dome is famous for its remarkably smooth dome shape. At one time, Cima Dome was a rugged, craggy mountain. How did it
become so rounded? The story starts with the granite it’s made from.
Land Formation & Erosional Processes
Playa/Dry Lake Formation
Mojave Preserve Geology
Pediments and Alluvial Fans - Mojave DesertPerhaps the most notable pediment in the region is Cima Dome, a very broad, ... The broad, gradual arch of Cima Dome is a mature pediment surface broken by ...
Sensitive HabitatsThe most obvious feature of Cima Dome, next to its unique geological form, is the Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia jaegeriana). The Joshua tree woodland covering ...
Geology of Mojave PreserveFamous for its remarkably smooth dome shape. At one time, Cima Dome was a rugged, craggy mountain. How did it become so rounded? The story starts with ...
Flora - Mojave DesertThe Preserve is unusual in the complexity and density of the Joshua tree community, which is represented on Cima Dome. The quality and sheer vastness of the ...
Mojave Desert Points of InterestCima Dome · Cima Ghost Town · Cinder Cones · Colorado Desert · Colorado Desert (Joshua Tree NP) - - Colorado River - - Colorado River (Route 66) - - ...
Flora & Fauna of the Mojave Preservesource - NPS, Common fauna (jackrabbit) takes a break from the midsummer heat. Joshua tree woodland on Cima Dome ...
References - Mojave Preserve - California Mojave DesertSharp, R.P., 1954, The nature of Cima Dome: In Jahns, R.H. (ed.), Geology of southern California, [Part 8], v. 68, no. 3, p. 49-52. Sharp, R.P., 1982, Kelso Dunes: ...
Desert Tortoise - Mojave DesertThe northern area includes Ivanpah Valley, south of Nipton Road, including the areas north, west and south of Cima Dome, extending up to Interstate 15.
Volcanic Rocks, Cinder Cones and Lava FieldsCinder Cones National Natural Landmark. The skyline of Cima Dome is interrupted by the conical outlines of dozens of remarkably well-preserved .
Mojave Preserve MapKelso Dunes · Mitchell Caverns · Hole in the Wall · Nipton, Ca. Ludlow, Ca. Cima Dome · Kelso Depot · Soda Lake · Mojave Road · Cima Ghost Town ...
Joshua Tree Woodland - Desert HabitatsThe world's largest concentration of Joshua trees grows on Cima Dome in the Mojave National Preserve. Compare them with other yuccas that typically grow ...
Cinder ConesThe skyline of Cima Dome is interrupted by the conical outlines of dozens of remarkably well-preserved volcanic cinder cones and black basalt lava flows.
Ranching History in the Mojave Desert... the Joshua tree forests of Cima Dome and Lanfair Valley. Biologist Harold Avery noted that cattle grazing in the Mojave had the effect of increasing the number ...
Cima Dome from the Mojave Road (Teutonia Peak on right)
Cima Dome from Teutonia Peak
Teutonia Peak at sunrise
Mojave Geomorphic Province
Mojave Desert Ecosection