Death Valley Region Geology Guide
Far North Death Valley (FN)
Sites FN1-7 can be reached off the main road between Big Pine, California and the Ubehebe Crater area. Most of the northern portion of this
route is paved and only rarely blocked by snow. Thus coming in from Big Pine is easier. The road north from the Ubehebe area is well
graded but long and often has serious washboards. Also, much of the side route to the Eureka Dunes is often very washboardy. Most of the
features relate to neotectonics and geomorphology.
FN1. Big Sand Spring
The spring rises along the trace of the main Death Valley-Furnace Creek fault zone and the low hills that parallel the ...
FN2. Crater Mine
The source of the sulfur is from hydrothermal alteration related to the vapor phase of a hot spring system feeding up through ...
FN3. Eureka Valley View
The road to the overlook area crosses several faults within the Mississippian Rest Spring and Perdido formations. Below lies the ...
FN4. Eureka Sand Dunes
The Eureka Valley Sand Dunes are the highest in the state at about 676 feet (Berkstresser, 1974). The dunes are either longitudinal or transverse ...
FN5. Cucomongo Wash
The is the best place to view the northern Death Valley Fault zone (NDVFZ) as you are looking directly down a strike canyon and ...
According to Joseph and Taylor (1987), the rocks above the thrust are Cambrian Bonanza King and the rocks below are the older ...
FN7. Eureka Dunes Debris Flow
This debris flow is best viewed from the top of the dunes, from further up the canyon past the flow itself or from ...