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Death Valley National Park, California. Tubular orifices in the fine sediments at Salt Springs near the north side of Borax Camp allow discharge of water to the valley floor. Light areas are accumulations of salts from previous discharges. Circa 1960. Figure 10, U.S. Geological Survey Professional paper 494-B.
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Album caption: General view of canyon wall near Camp Wylie. Red Kanab sandstone below and white Colob sandstone above. Utah.
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Album caption: Kanab sandstone. Walls about 2000 feet. Zion Canyon. Utah. Index card: Canyon walls 2,000 feet high. Zion National Park.
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Yosemite National Park, California. Silhouette view of the gorge that separates Liberty Cap from the Nevada Fall platform. This gorge was, at one time, the channel of the Merced River and still carries off some of the flood waters in spring. The trail to the top of the Nevada Fall is laid through it. Circa 1913.
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Colorado National Monument, Colorado. Devils Kitchen, looking north from a ridge in the middle of No Thoroughfare Canyon. An erosional remnant of the Wingate Sandstone capped by the lowermost sandstone of the Kayenta Formation. Photograph by T.F. Giles, December 15, 1978. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1508. Figure 57.
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North Cascades National Park, Washington. Glaciers at the head of Luna Creek in Picket Range. This complex of ice patches illustrates the difficulty of counting and classifying individual glaciers. A glacier fed by ice avalanches ends in Luna Lake on the left. Avalanches from the large irregular hanging glacier that clings to the cliffs feed the debris-covered ice upslope from another lake (foreground, right center). A small ice patch fed by snow avalanches lies at the base of the cliffs in right center. September 27, 1960. Plate 3-D, U.S. Geological Survey Professional paper 705-A. 1971.
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Gower Gulch at the north end of the Black Mountains. Borate-bearing fanglomerate partly sheared across steeply tilted borate beds. Basalt flow in playa clays in the distance. Mine portal at left of center. Death Valley National Park, California. 1938. Panorama in two parts. Photo 48 and 49. (see ttp00049)
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Brecciated Ordovician (?) quartzite in basaltic fanglomerate at the north end of Artist Drive Hills near Mushroom Rock. Death Valley National Park, California. 1938.
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Yosemite National Park, California. Bold exposure of unjointed Half Dome Granodiorite (in sun) capped by mostly well-jointed tonalite (in shade) making up Glacier Point. The contact between the two rock types angles upward to the left. Figure 38, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1595.
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Album caption: Flathead Co, Mont. Index card: Aerial view of Boundary Mountain-avalanche tracks visible. Glacier National Park. Flathead County, Montana. July 3, 1979.
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Yosemite National Park, California. Cascade Cliffs and Little Yosemite Valley. In few other places in the Yosemite region is the granite more continuously massive than in the Cascade Cliffs. Only one horizontal master joint divides the rock (in the lower left.) The scales on the cliffs are merely surficial features due to exfoliation. The dark streaks indicate the paths followed by the ribbon cascades which descend from the upland in the spring, when the snow is melting, and from which the cliffs take their name. In the background is Sugar Loaf (Bunnell Point). Circa 1914. Plate 45-A, U.S. Geological Survey Professional paper 160. Note: The Francois E. Matthes' papers and field notebooks are housed in the Brancroft...
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Colorado National Monument, Colorado. Ladder Creek Monocline and Redlands Fault. View is northwest from a point near Little Park Road east of the monument. No Thoroughfare Canyon in the foreground, which is bordered on the left by northeastward-dipping beds of Wingate Sandstone at the northwest end of Ladder Creek Monocline. Old Serpents Trail, the lower part of which is barely visible, ascends this dipping block of rock. The dark Proterozoic rocks form the flat-topped bluff on the right and are exposed by the Redlands Fault which lies just above the sharply upturned remnants of the Wingate Sandstone. 1976. Figure 29, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1508.
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Album caption and index card: Cliff outcrops of Cambrian and Ordovician rocks, viewed southward from Bighorn Pass, Gallatin Range. On right, lower cliff is Pilgrim Limestone; middle platy beds are Sage Limestone member of Snowy Range Formation; upper cliff is Bighorn Dolomite. Cliffs in cirque headwall (center left) are part of Indian Creek laccolith. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Circa 1967. Published as Figure 7 in U.S. Geological Survey. Professional Paper 729-A. 1972. Note: Photos ret00205 and ret00206 form a panorama.
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Isle Royale National Park, Michigan. Monument Rock, a stack associated with the shoreline of postglacial Lake Minong. Photo by T. Haas, U.S. National Park Service, circa 1971. Figure 17, U.S. Geological Survey Professional paper 754-A; Figure 67, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1309.
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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana. Storms with high winds and waves create steep narrow beaches, like this one where winter storms are frequent and especially destructive. Page 28 (bottom left), U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1085.
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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Mouth of the Colorado Canyon. 1904. Plate 7-B, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 352.
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View toward the Carnegie Institution Marine Biological Laboratory aquarium and wharf, showing the amount of retreat of the beach line during the October 1910 storm. The line formerly extended seaward on the piles that support the aquarium. Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida. June 1911.
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Album Caption: Glacial cirque at head of last branch of West Tensleep Creek, Big Horn Mountains. Taken from 10,100 feet A.T. looking toward peak 12,292 feet. Shows typical frost rock, especially to left of foreground. One half sec. f 32, 12M., Roll NC. O. Cloud Peak quadrangle, Big Horn County, Wyoming. Published in U.S. Geological Survey Professional paper 51, Plate 31-A. 1906. Published in U.S. Geological Survey Folio 142, figure 14. 1906.


map background search result map search result map Avalanche tracks visible on Boundary Mountain. Glacier National Park, Montana. 1979. Storms with high winds and waves create steep narrow beaches. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Porter County, Indiana. Monument Rock, a stack associated with the shoreline of postglacial Lake Minong. Isle Royale National Park, Michigan. 1971. Death Valley National Park, California. Tubular orifices in the fine sediments at Salt Springs near the north side of Borax Camp allow discharge of water to the valley floor.  Circa 1960. Kanab sandstone, Zion Canyon, Zion National Park. Utah. No Date. Mouth of the Colorado Canyon. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. 1904. Ladder Creek Monocline and Redlands Fault. Colorado National Monument, Colorado. 1976. Colorado National Monument, Colorado. Devils Kitchen, looking north from a ridge in the middle of No Thoroughfare Canyon. 1978. Glaciers at the head of Luna Creek in Picket Range. North Cascades National Park, Washington. 1960. Cliff outcrops of Cambrian and Ordovician rocks. View is south from Bighorn Pass in the Gallatin Range. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Circa 1967. Gower Gulch at the north end of the Black Mountains. Death Valley National Park, California. 1938. Brecciated Ordovician (?) quartzite in basaltic fanglomerate. Death Valley National Park, California. 1938. View toward the Carnegie Institution Marine Biological Laboratory. Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida. 1911. Needles Overlook. Canyonlands National Park, Utah. No date. Ladder Creek Monocline and Redlands Fault. Colorado National Monument, Colorado. 1976. Colorado National Monument, Colorado. Devils Kitchen, looking north from a ridge in the middle of No Thoroughfare Canyon. 1978. View toward the Carnegie Institution Marine Biological Laboratory. Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida. 1911. Mouth of the Colorado Canyon. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. 1904. Storms with high winds and waves create steep narrow beaches. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Porter County, Indiana. Kanab sandstone, Zion Canyon, Zion National Park. Utah. No Date. Needles Overlook. Canyonlands National Park, Utah. No date. Glaciers at the head of Luna Creek in Picket Range. North Cascades National Park, Washington. 1960. Avalanche tracks visible on Boundary Mountain. Glacier National Park, Montana. 1979. Death Valley National Park, California. Tubular orifices in the fine sediments at Salt Springs near the north side of Borax Camp allow discharge of water to the valley floor.  Circa 1960. Gower Gulch at the north end of the Black Mountains. Death Valley National Park, California. 1938. Brecciated Ordovician (?) quartzite in basaltic fanglomerate. Death Valley National Park, California. 1938. Cliff outcrops of Cambrian and Ordovician rocks. View is south from Bighorn Pass in the Gallatin Range. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Circa 1967.