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TitleGunnison Canyon, just below Blue Mesa Dam, near Gunnison, Colorado
DescriptionThe Gunnison Canyon near Blue Mesa Dam exposes Precambrian Black Canyon Gneiss (lower, below the road in the picture). Above the road, Mesozoic sedimentary rocks and tuffs are exposed , with cliff-forming volcanic breccias on the skyline above slopes of the Morrison Formation (Jurassic).
LithostratigraphyDakota Sandstone
LocationUSA ▹ Colorado ▹ Gunnison. Near Gunnison. Near Blue Mesa Dam.
PhotographerDexter Perkins. 2001-06-29.
Key wordsGunnison Canyon, Colorado, Black Canyon Gneiss, Morrison Formation
Tech details410 KB. Vista. Cannon EOS Rebel 55mm. Kodak Elite Chrome 100 ASA.
GeoDIL number970