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TitleEl Capitan, Yosemite Valley, California
DescriptionThis view shows El Capitan, perhaps the most prominent of the many granitic monoliths in Yosemite Valley California. The outcrop is about 3,000 feet tall and is composed of the El Capitan Granite (Cretaceous) cut by many light and dark colored dikes.
Geologic provinceSierra Nevada Batholith
LocationUSA ▹ California ▹ Merced. Near Merced. Yosemite Valley National Park.
PhotographerDexter Perkins. 2002-03-07.
Tech details485 KB. Vista.
GeoDIL number2508