SUPERFLUOUS BUTTES (Summer desert mountains ). Photo by joealaska
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SUPERFLUOUS BUTTES

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Tuesday July 9, 2013

Rock Springs, WY (Current Weather Conditions)

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6. osdianna
3:18 PM GMT on July 13, 2013
Dave, Of course...shale...oil...I wasn't really thinking about it when I said volcanic, but I'm not familiar with the geology of that area. It makes perfect sense with your explanation.
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5. DHaupt
5:05 AM GMT on July 12, 2013
osdianna, these are all sedimentary rocks: shales, siltstones, sandstones and the like. Those solid looking blocks on top are a more erosion resistant layer, most likely limestone. As the softer sediments eroded away, the limestone broke into blocks which tumbled down and was eventually buried in new sediment or washed away in enormous floods. Such as might have occurred at the end of the last ice-age.

In other mesa and butte country, that top layer, especially where more extensive, is usually referred to as the "cap rock". Venezuela is famous for its enormous mesa lands where the capping is hundreds of feet thick and even shows exposed, ancient caves. I've been by this scene a few times and I never saw it such a lovely green. Gorgeous photo.
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4. dotmom
12:09 PM GMT on July 10, 2013
Look at that beautiful blue sky. Nice shot.
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3. osdianna
5:06 AM GMT on July 10, 2013
That's just beautiful. They look like they are
volcanic chimneys/plugs....?
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2. gusbuster
4:09 AM GMT on July 10, 2013
Lotta big blue sky up there, gotta like
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1. RenoSoHill
2:09 AM GMT on July 10, 2013
Knew exactly where this was before the name. Great shot Joe
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