Juniper in Lost Horse Valley

Juniper in Lost Horse Valley

Detailed Description

 

Juniper thrives in areas above 4,500 feet. The peak in the distance is near the Lost Horse Mine. The dark cap consists of a blocky slope of weathered schist and gneiss. Exposure to solar radiation and weathering over a long period of time gives the rock a thin, dark patina of iron and manganese oxides, and insoluble clay minerals called desert varnish (Trent, 1997).

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Image Dimensions: 800 x 600

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Location Taken: US