Lake Mead - the weathering and erosional history of the granite

This is a photo of a view along Christmas Tree Pass Road in the Newberry Mountains.

Detailed Description

This view is along Christmas Tree Pass Road in the Newberry Mountains. The landscape reflects the weathering and erosional history of the granite. Chemical reactions involving groundwater break down the granite along fractures in the bedrock. Weathered materials are easily stripped away by wind and running water, leaving behind spires, pinnacles, and boulders.

Details

Image Dimensions: 800 x 600

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Location Taken: US