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Death Valley Region Geology Guide
Southeast (SE)These sites are all outside of Death Valley National Park and can be reached easily from Shoshone.
SE1. Dumont Dunes
SE2. Sperry Wash
a. ThrustIn the cliff face on the south side of the canyon, the Precambrian metamorphic complex is thrust over the ...
b. Weird BasaltThis is a basalt porphyry of Pliocene (?) age. The white crystals are plagioclase that were apparently ...
SE3. Shoshone Road CutThis 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 PassThe 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 FootprintsThe prints shown in the photo are horse prints but other species, such as those from the elephant family are a ...
Silurian Valley - Devil’s PlaygroundThe predominant natural plant community is Creosote bush series on hills and fans. Mixed saltbush series is common on ...
Kingston Range - Valley WellsThe predominant natural plant communities are Creosote bush series on fans, Shadscale series on lower mountain slopes, ...
Amargosa RiverThe Amargosa River originates in the mountains surrounding Beatty, Nevada, flows through the Amargosa Desert region, and ...