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Giant Ooids by Robin Rohrback

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Taken by
Robin Rohrback Robin Rohrback
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$8.23 to $577.00
1.14 Gigapixels
Date added
May 17, 2012
Date taken
May 18, 2012

Giant oolites from the Beck Spring Formation (ca. 723 Ma) very near Saratoga Springs in Death Valley, California.

Data taken from this section and a discussion of the general Neoproterozoic geology of Death Valley can be found in a GSA Bulletin article by Corsetti and Kaufman (2003).

To see these ooids in cross section, click here: gigapan.com/gigapans/105985
Supplied by Dr. Jay Kaufman of University of Maryland.

Image made as part of the MAGIC project (Mid-Atlantic Geo-Imagery Collection) using Northern Virginia Community College's gigamacro rig, as seen here:
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Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. Callan Bentley

    Callan Bentley (May 17, 2012, 01:33PM )

    Ron - We'll have that info (plus geolocation) up here shortly.

  2. Ron Schott

    Ron Schott (May 17, 2012, 01:17PM )

    Do you know the age or formation from which this sample originates?

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