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Strangers in a Strange Land: Salt and the end of all things

In February and March I made a series of trips to the Mojave Desert and Death Valley, and since then I have been conducting a blog journey through the basic principles of geology as exposed in this extraordinary desert environment (Strangers in a Strange Land). In the last post we were looking up at the Black Mountains and the strange Turtleback faults, but today we are looking down, down as far as we can look on the North American continent.
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Strangers in a Strange Land; or more like Strangers in their own land

Academics / Geology : Geotripper (3 years ago)

Strangers in a Strange Land is an exploration of the geology of Death Valley National Park and the Mojave National Preserve, as it might be seen (and possibly even understood) by a new student of geology. My trip turns out to have b... Read Post

Strangers in a Strange Land: Just how flat is flat?

Academics / Geology : Geotripper (3 years ago)

We've looked at two playa surfaces now in the series Strangers in a Strange Land, our tour of Death Valley and the Mojave Desert of eastern California. The first was the salt pan at Badwater, the lowest point in North America at min... Read Post

Strangers in a Strange Land: I'm feeling detached...is that normal? Looking at Death Valley's faults

Academics / Geology : Geotripper (3 years ago)

Strangers in a strange land is my latest blog series, dealing with the geology of one of California's most unique environments, the Basin and Range Province and the Mojave Desert. I visited both in the last few months, and I have be... Read Post


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