Close up outcrop view of Mesa Falls ash-flow tuff and underlying fa...

Mesa Falls ash-flow tuff and underlying fallout ash exposed in a qu...

Detailed Description

In this photograph, the Mesa Falls ash-flow tuff is easily distinguished from the lighter-colored, underlying, fallout ash. This area was near the depositional margin of the ash flows and consequently the ash-flow tuff is nonwelded and contained abundant large pumice blocks. The tuff was deposited during a large eruption that produced the Henrys Fork caldera southwest of Yellowstone National Park 1.2 million years ago. Photograph by Dan Dzurisin.


Image Dimensions: 800 x 500

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