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  1. The Henry Mountains

    Snapshot Title: The Henry Mountains
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Panorama Point, Capitol Reef National Park (Evening)
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... in the distance.



  2. Chimney Rock

    Snapshot Title: Chimney Rock
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Chimney Rock, Capitol Reef National Park
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... the top of it, anyhow.



  3. Mancos Shale

    Snapshot Title: Mancos Shale
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Luna Mesa Oasis (Interior)
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Mmmmm, Mancos...



  4. Wake Up!

    Snapshot Title: Wake Up!
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Luna Mesa Oasis (Interior)
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    And Smell the Coffee!



  5. Normal Fault

    Snapshot Title: Normal Fault
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Gypsum Veins, Summerville Cliff
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    The hanging wall (at left) has dropped down with respect to the footwall (at right).



  6. Crosscutting Relations

    Snapshot Title: Crosscutting Relations
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Gypsum Veins, Summerville Cliff
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    The vein must be younger than the beds that it crosscuts.



  7. Berti

    Snapshot Title: Berti
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Factory Butte 360
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... waves "Hello"!



  8. Fallen Caprock

    Snapshot Title: Fallen Caprock
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Factory Butte
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Frontier Sandstone?



  9. Summerville Formation

    Snapshot Title: Summerville Formation
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Wild Horse Butte
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Alternating beds of shale and gypsum.



  10. Tilted Strata

    Snapshot Title: Tilted Strata
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: San Rafael Swell, near Wild Horse Canyon
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... dipping to the southeast.



  11. Upon the Throne

    Snapshot Title: Upon the Throne
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Goblin Valley
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... looking down upon his minions.



  12. Dirty Mitten?

    Snapshot Title: Dirty Mitten?
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Mancos Shale Cliffs
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Not exactly Monument Valley.



  13. Setting Moon

    Snapshot Title: Setting Moon
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Dawn on the Farm, near Torrey, Utah
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... on its way down.



  14. Rainbow and Barn

    Snapshot Title: Rainbow and Barn
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Dawn on the Farm, near Torrey, Utah
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Oh what a beautiful mornin'!



  15. Yellow Arrow

    Snapshot Title: Yellow Arrow
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Flowers on the Moon
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    We need more zoom, Scotty!



  16. A Burst of Yellow

    Snapshot Title: A Burst of Yellow
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Panorama Point, Capitol Reef National Park (Morning)
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Species?



  17. Thousand Lake Mountain

    Snapshot Title: Thousand Lake Mountain
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Triassic Red
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... on the horizon.



  18. Navajo Mountain

    Snapshot Title: Navajo Mountain
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Circle Cliffs and the Southern Henry Mountains from Boulder Mountain, Utah
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... in northern Arizona.



  19. Hoodoos

    Snapshot Title: Hoodoos
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Red Canyon, Dixie National Forest
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Erosional remnants of flat-lying lacustrine sediments.



  20. Geology Field Camp

    Snapshot Title: Geology Field Camp
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever... And Then Some
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... at the actual "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" viewpoint.



  21. Canyonlands NP

    Snapshot Title: Canyonlands NP
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Henry Mountains from Boulder Mountain, Utah
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... just about the only sunny part of the GigaPan.



  22. Shale

    Snapshot Title: Shale
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Channel Fill, near Escalante, Utah
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... floodplain deposits.



  23. Sandstone

    Snapshot Title: Sandstone
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Channel Fill, near Escalante, Utah
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... filling the channel.



  24. Hoodoo

    Snapshot Title: Hoodoo
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Fault, West of Bryce Canyon National Park
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Do you hoodoo?



  25. Gee, I think there's a fault in here somewhere...

    Snapshot Title: Gee, I think there's a fault in here somewhere...
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Fault, West of Bryce Canyon National Park
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    I wonder where?



  26. Fault!

    Snapshot Title: Fault!
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Vitrophyre Roadcut, Charlie Brown Highway
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Aaah, but which type of fault is it?



  27. Windblown Sand

    Snapshot Title: Windblown Sand
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Crossbeds
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... I suspect.



  28. Zion NP

    Snapshot Title: Zion NP
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Zion from the North
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    The Virgin River Gorge



  29. Copper Canyon Turtleback

    Snapshot Title: Copper Canyon Turtleback
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Copper Canyon Fan and Turtleback
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Upper plate on the left, lower plate on the right.



  30. The geology...

    Snapshot Title: The geology...
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Amaragosa Chaos
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... is a mess.



  31. Downdropped Block

    Snapshot Title: Downdropped Block
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Resting Spring Mountains
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Look carefully at the stratigraphy to see why.



  32. Colors

    Snapshot Title: Colors
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Artists Palette
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... just a taste.



  33. Geez

    Snapshot Title: Geez
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Dantes View
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    No control points here? C'mon!



  34. FAIL

    Snapshot Title: FAIL
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Dantes View
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Though, to be fair this type is somewhat expected.



  35. Botched Stitches Everywhere

    Snapshot Title: Botched Stitches Everywhere
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Dantes View
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Harrumph!



  36. Tilted Conglomerate Layer

    Snapshot Title: Tilted Conglomerate Layer
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Tilted Tertiary Sedimentary Rocks, Funeral Creek Wash
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... very active tectonics!



  37. Holy Folded Rocks, Batman!

    Snapshot Title: Holy Folded Rocks, Batman!
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Borate Mine & the Funeral Mountains
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Dang, that's impressive!



  38. Headframe

    Snapshot Title: Headframe
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Borate Mine & the Funeral Mountains
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... of an active borate mine.



  39. Two Fault Surfaces

    Snapshot Title: Two Fault Surfaces
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Thrust Fault Near Dante's View
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    The upper one is more prominent.



  40. Erosion 101

    Snapshot Title: Erosion 101
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Zabriskie Point
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Everything you need to know about erosion - and less!



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