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Snapshots

  1. Hualapai Limestone

    Snapshot Title: Hualapai Limestone
    Taken by: Kyle House

    Image: lake Mead Airport Overlook
    Image Owner: DAVID HURD



    Description:

    Top of thick section of Miocene freshwater limestone deposited up until the arrival of the full-blown Colorado River about 5.6 Million years ago.



  2. Lake Mead sediments

    Snapshot Title: Lake Mead sediments
    Taken by: Kyle House

    Image: lake Mead Airport Overlook
    Image Owner: DAVID HURD



    Description:

    River is flowing through sediments that it deposited in Lake Mead in wetter times. Prolonged drought has exposed much historical sediment.



  3. Mouth of the Grand Canyon

    Snapshot Title: Mouth of the Grand Canyon
    Taken by: Kyle House

    Image: lake Mead Airport Overlook
    Image Owner: DAVID HURD



    Description:

    One of the most abrupt physiographic transitions in North America. The boundary between the Colorado Plateau and the Basin and Range.