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Snapshots

  1. Vishnu Schist & Zoroaster Granite

    Snapshot Title: Vishnu Schist & Zoroaster Granite
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #16 Crystal Creek
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    This layer averages about 1,700 to 2,000 million years old and consists of mica schist. These were originally sediments of sandstone, limestone and shale that were metamorphosed and combined with meta...



  2. Jasper

    Snapshot Title: Jasper
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #16 Crystal Creek
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    An intrusive mineral found in limestone layers, jasper was used to carved arrowheads and other tools by early peoples of the region.



  3. Salt deposits

    Snapshot Title: Salt deposits
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #16 Crystal Creek
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    All along the rock wall, just inches from the surface of the creek, a line of deposited salt can be seen. The salts came from the rock layers that the creek cuts through and are transported to the ri...