Death Valley Region Geology Guide
Furnace Creek Wash Area (FC)
Sites FC1-5 are located just southeast of the central headquarters and village area of Furnace Creek. Sites FC2, 4 and 5 are all very readily accessible on paved or level, well-graded dirt roads. Sites FC1 and 3 can be reached by rougher gravel roads that require high clearance and often four-wheel-drive depending upon conditions.
FC1. Echo Canyon
There are some Ordovician rocks and then a long traverse through the Cambrian Bonanza King formation. The arches have been ...
The thrust faults in the Funeral Mountains are mostly of Paleozoic Age and have been used to demonstrate the ...
FC2. Zabriskie Point/20 Mule Team Canyon
Zabriskie Point and nearby 20 Mule Team Canyon are the best places to see the upper Miocene-lower Pliocene ...
This site affords a spectacular view of Quaternary tectonics as the upper members of the Furnace Creek formation have ...
FC4. Billie Mine/Ryan
Most of the borax minerals mined in Death Valley come from the Pliocene Furnace Creek formation. ...
FC5. Dante’s View
After leaving the area of the Billie Mine and Ryan (Site FC4), the road travels over Quaternary fan gravels and then ...