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TitleWeathered granite, U.S. 50, near Gunnison, Colorado
DescriptionMost of what is seen here was once solid Precambrian granitic rock, but weathering has broken it down. Granite frequently weathers to produce spheroidal shapes, even below the surface, as seen in this photo.
LocationUSA ▹ Colorado ▹ Gunnison. Near Gunnison. Roadcut on U.S. 50.
PhotographerDexter Perkins. 1999.
Key wordsgranite, weathering, Colorado
Tech details372 KB. Vista. Canon EOS Rebel, 55mm, Kodak Elite Chrome 100 ASA.
GeoDIL number1789