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TitleCaliche and scoria
DescriptionThis view, about 40 cm across, shows caliche (white) deposited on scoria (dark red). Caliche is a calcareous material that precipitates from percolating ground water, generally in near-surface environments. The scoria shown here formed in the upper level of basalt flows, just west of Death Valley National Park.
LocationUSA ▹ California ▹ Inyo. Near Ridgecrest.
PhotographerDexter Perkins. 2001-05-22.
Key wordscalishe, scoria
Tech details488 KB. Outcrop.
GeoDIL number522