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Snapshots

  1. Check it out!

    Snapshot Title: Check it out!
    Taken by: Sabrina Cheung

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #25 Blacktail Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

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  2. Rock Travellers

    Snapshot Title: Rock Travellers
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #25 Blacktail Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Rocks in this side canyon are relatively fresh on their journey to the sea. Their edges have been rounded by the action of the debris flow that brought them down from the avalanche fan where they las...



  3. Quartz Intrusions

    Snapshot Title: Quartz Intrusions
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #25 Blacktail Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    As the Zoraster Granite was mixed with the Vishnu Schist under the enormous pressures of the deep Earth, quartz was produced in large quantities.



  4. Polished Tapeats Sandstone

    Snapshot Title: Polished Tapeats Sandstone
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #25 Blacktail Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Layers of beach sand have been compressed by the weight of the layers above it into the stone seen here.



  5. Travertine Deposits

    Snapshot Title: Travertine Deposits
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #25 Blacktail Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    The mineral rich water of Blacktail Creek fall over the stone and deposit calcium carbonate in layers. The build up into hardered stone formations is referred to as travertine.



  6. The Great Unconformity

    Snapshot Title: The Great Unconformity
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #25 Blacktail Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    A missing period in time exists between these two rock layers.