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TitleAlluvium (stream deposits), Death Valley National Park, California
DescriptionThis view shows typical material deposited in an annual stream in Death Valley National Park. As in many desert and semi-arid areas, stream beds are dry most of the year. When water flows, however, the brief flows may be of high energy. The result is poorly sorted deposits containing large cobbles (up to 13 cam across in this photo). If eventually lithified, this material could become a conglomerate (or breccia).
LocationUSA ▹ California ▹ Inyo. Near Las Vegas. Death Valley National Park.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2001-04-24.
Key wordsalluvium, stream, Death Valley
Tech details603 KB. Outcrop. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number408