A Geoscience Digital Image Library

TitleHummocky terrain, due to landslides, near Blue Mesa Dam, Highway 50, Colorado
DescriptionBumpy terrane such as this is characteristic of landslides, a type of mass wasting. The slides in this valley occur because poorly cemented volcanic breccia overlies tuff layers that become very slippery when wet.
LocationUSA ▹ Colorado ▹ Gunnison. Near Gunnison.
PhotographerDexter Perkins. 2001-06-29.
Key wordslandslide, hummock
Tech details438 KB. Vista. Cannon EOS Rebel 55mm. Kodak Elite Chrome 100 ASA.
GeoDIL number971