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TitleDike with Shiprock in background, northwestern New Mexico
DescriptionShiprock is a prominent feature of the Navajo Volcanic Field, located near the Four Corners of southwestern United States. The sharp peak (seen in the distance) at Shiprock is a 600 meter high volcanic neck left from an explosive volcanic eruption that occurred about 30 million years ago. The main peak at Shiprock, known as Tse Bitai, or “the winged rock” in Navajo, is accompanied by radiating dikes that also stick up above the surrounding land due to erosion of the surrounding sandstone and shale. The dike in this photo (foreground and extending into the distance) is bout 2 meters thick.
LocationUSA ▹ New Mexico ▹ San Juan. Near Shiprock.
PhotographerDexter Perkins. 1999.
Key wordsShiprock, dike, New Mexico
Tech details123 KB. Vista. Canon EOS Rebel, 55mm, Kodak Elite Chrome 100 ASA.
GeoDIL number1748