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Places of Geologic SignificanceVolcanic Dikes - Big Bend NP, TX, US

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Located in Big Bend National park along Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Crazy4horses

location: Texas

date approved: 1/9/2017

last visited: 3/15/2017

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Places of Geologic SignificanceChisos Mountains -- Big Bend National Park TX

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A sign along the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive explains the volcanic origins of the Chisos Mountains

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/28/2017

last visited: 12/24/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBurro Mesa Pouroff -- Big Bend National Park, Brewster County TX

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The pouroff (dry waterfall) at Lower Burro Mesa is in a dry wash that fills with flash floods, resulting in a dramatic waterfall that has carved unusual features this box canyon

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/27/2017

last visited: 12/24/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceGoat Mountain -- Big Bend NP TX

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Much of Big Bend National Park was formed by the action of volcanoes, long since dormant. One of those old volcanoes created Goat Mountain

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/28/2017

last visited: 12/24/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceVolcanic Origins -- Window Trail, Big Bend NP TX

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The Chisos Mountains were formed by volcanic activity from 17-38 million years ago

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/30/2017

last visited: 12/25/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMule Ears Peaks - Big Bend NP TX

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The famous Mule Ears Peaks at Big Bend, so named because . . . well, duh

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/28/2017

last visited: 12/24/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceTuff Canyon -- Big Bend NP TX

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An interpretive sign at a trailhead explains this unusual canyon at Big Bend National park

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/28/2017

last visited: 3/27/2018

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Places of Geologic SignificanceCerro Castellan - Big Bend NP TX

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An interpretive sign explains the beauty and mystery of the formation of Castolon Peak

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/27/2017

last visited: 3/15/2017

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLava Dome -- Grapevine Hills Trail, Big Bend NP TX

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The amazing scenery along the Grapevine Hills trail is a volcanic lava dome that turned into a laccolith and shattered into boulders

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/30/2017

last visited: 12/25/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSanta Elena Canyon - Big Bend National Park, TX, US

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Santa Elena Canyon is one of the most famous landmarks of the Big Bend National Park. It is visible from over 10 miles away, and can be seen, if unobstructed, from almost any location in the park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Crazy4horses

location: Texas

date approved: 12/30/2016

last visited: 2/22/2021

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLandscapes in Stone -- Tornillo Flat, Big Bend NP TX

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The amazing desert scenery along the main park road through Tornillo Flat holds a surprising secret: This area was once a swamp!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/31/2017

last visited: 12/26/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBoquillas Formation -- Big Bend NP TX

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The waymark coordinates are for the pictographs on the sedimentary cliff walls of the Boquillas Formation at Boquillas Hot Springs

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/31/2017

last visited: 3/16/2017

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Places of Geologic SignificanceBoquillas Canyon -- Big Bend NP TX

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Boquillas Canyon is an amazing show of what a little water and a little grit, and a little pressure can do to solid rock

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/31/2017

last visited: 12/26/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLos Caballos -- Ouachita Fold Belt, US 385 S of Marathon TX

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A highway rest area and historic marker at a fascinating rock formation south of Marathon

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/1/2017

last visited: 12/26/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMarathon Basin -- Fort Peña Park, Marathon TX

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Important features of Marathon Basin are explianed at Fort Peña Park, south of Marathon TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/4/2017

last visited: 9/20/2016

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSierra Madera Astrobleme -- US 385 S of Fort Stockton, Pecos County TX

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The Sierra Madera Astrobleme is a giant meteor crater in Pecos County Texas south of Fort Stockton TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/6/2017

last visited: 9/20/2016

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