Death Valley Region Geology Guide
These sites are all outside of Death Valley National Park and can be reached easily from
SE1. Dumont Dunes
SE2. Sperry Wash
In the cliff face on the south side of the canyon, the Precambrian metamorphic complex is thrust over the ...
b. Weird Basalt
This is a basalt porphyry of Pliocene (?) age. The white crystals are plagioclase that were apparently ...
SE3. Shoshone Road Cut
This is a very popular site for geology field trips and classes. Most of the rocks visible in the road cut are Tertiary and ...
SE4. Emigrant Pass
The GPS coordinates are set on a small outcrop of the Cambrian Carrara formation. You can find ...
SE5. Noonday Dolomite “Worm Tubes”
These “peculiar tubular features up to several feet long, parallel to the bedding” in the lower member of the Noonday dolomite have ...
SE6. Shoshone Fossil Footprints
The prints shown in the photo are horse prints but other species, such as those from the elephant family are a ...
The Amargosa River originates in the mountains surrounding Beatty, Nevada, flows through the Amargosa Desert region, and ...