Geology of Death Valley National Park landforms, crustal extension, geologic history, road guides by Marli B. Miller

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Published by Kendall/Hunt in Dubuque, Ia .

Written in English

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  • Death Valley National Park (Calif. and Nev.),
  • Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)


  • Geology -- Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.),
  • Death Valley National Park (Calif. and Nev.)

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-123).

Book details

StatementMarli Miller and Lauren A. Wright.
ContributionsWright, Lauren A. 1918-
LC ClassificationsQE90.D35 M54 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 123 p. :
Number of Pages123
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3436860M
ISBN 100757509509
LC Control Number2005282283

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Get to know Death Valley National Park in a unique way through amazing photographs and detailed descriptions of its world class geology. New to this third edition are many new photographs and updated information from the latest geologic research in Death Valley.

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Death Valley lies near the boundary between two of these plates. As the plates slowly move in relation to each other, compressional forces gradually fold, warp and fracture the brittle crust. This widespread rock deformation and faulting occurred through most of the Mesozoic Era ( - million years ago.).

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In literal geological terms, Death Valley is a graben; that is, a rift valley formed by the sinking of the bedrock lying between parallel, uplifted, tilt-block mountain ranges. In this case, the two mountain ranges are the Amargosa to the east and the Panamints to the west. How Death Valley Formed.

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Geology of the Death Valley area. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Redirected from Geology of Death Valley) Jump to navigation Jump to search. The Death and Panamint valleys area from space.

The elliptical depression to the left is the Searles Lake basin, the smaller linear valley is Panamint Valley and the larger one is Death Valley. The mountain range between Death and Panamint valleys. This website is an image tour of Death Valley National Park.

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Note that all photography on this website was taken in and Death Valley National Park Selected References _____ Many thousands of reports (articles, books, websites) have been written about the geology, natural history, and mining activities in Death Valley and the surrounding region.

Geologic and seismic hazards investigations of the Cow Creek area, Death Valley National Park, California (USGS Open-File Report ) Proceedings of Conference on Status of Geologic Research and Mapping, Death Valley National Park (USGS Open-File Report ).

Death Valley National Park– Geology Overload. Death Valley I can’t wait. Tomorrow this time, I’ll be walking on the salt pan with my structural geology students, gawking at the incredible mountain front –and soon after that, we’ll be immersed in fault zones, fractures, and fabrics.

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Notice how the flowers congregate in the channels on the alluvial fan. (M). Death Valley National Park is an American national park that straddles the California—Nevada border, east of the Sierra Nevada. The park boundaries include Death Valley, the northern section of Panamint Valley, the southern section of Eureka Valley, and most of Saline on: California and Nevada, United States.

The first comprehensive study of the park, past and present, Death Valley National Park probes the environmental and human history of this most astonishing desert. Established as a national monument inDeath Valley was an anomaly within the national park system/5.

Slide show from the Death Valley trip. Comments from recent participants. Read about the trip in Earth Institute News. Looking down on Death Valley from Dante's View. Telescope Peak on the skyline rises to an elevation of 11, feet. Photo: Ji Woon Park (). Introduction: Geology of the Death Valley area Part 1: Early sedimentation Chapter 1: Proterozoic complex Chapter 2:.

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Death Valley is unique because it contains the lowest, hottest, driest location in North America. Nearly square miles of its area lie below sea level. It encompasses two hotels — the historic AAA Four Diamond, room Inn at Death Valley (formerly Inn at Furnace Creek) and the family-oriented, room Ranch at Death Valley (formerly Furnace Creek Ranch).

Artist’s Palette. A true natural masterpiece, Artist’s Palette is the most vividly colored formation in the national park. The size of the alluvial fans in Death Valley are almost mind blowing.

The effect of erosion is very obvious in this park. Geologic Map of the southern Funeral Mountains including nearby Groundwater Discharge Sites in Death Valley National Park, California and Nevada By C.J.

Fridrich, R.A. Thompson, J.L. Slate, M.E. Berry, and M.N. Machette. Geologic Features and Processes [Site Under Development] Regional Geology. Death Valley National Park is a part of the Basin and Range Physiographic Province and shares its geologic history and some characteristic geologic formations with a region that extends well beyond park boundaries.

For a series of photos about Death Valley's geology, click here. For more photos of Death Valley National Park, go to the search and type "Death Valley". Back to Geologic Maps Geologic Maps.The small outpost of Stovepipe Wells lies on the western slope of Death Valley National Park.

The huge mountains of the Tucki range almost seem to nudge the village toward the valley floor. Just west of town, on the south side of Highwayis a small graded dirt road that climbs up a huge alluvial fan towards the mountain base.As with the rest of Death Valley National Park, The Racetrack and The Grandstand receive very scant rainfall, rarely more than 2 inches in most years.

Due to its elevation of 3,foot ( m), the climate at The Grandstand averages slightly cooler than that of the floor of Death Valley; however, daytime high temperatures are commonly above Coordinates: 36°41′35″N °34′00″W / °N .

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