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This was the first glimpse of Red Rock Canyon, NV.

Taken from the net for those interested parties:

The most significant geologic feature of Red Rock Canyon is the Keystone Thrust Fault. A thrust fault is a fracture in the earth's crust where one rock plate is thrust horizontally over another. About 65 million years ago, it is believed that two of the earth's crustal plates collided with such force that part of one plate was shoved up and over younger sandstones. This thrust contact is clearly defined by the sharp contrast between the grey limestones and the red sandstones.

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  • Copyright: Ursula Cook (GottaCarpeDiem) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 152 W: 4 N: 44] (190)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-04-27
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2007-02-21 21:38
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