This first picture is from the east end of the bike trail that runs through Glenwood Canyon. The rocks directly to my right are from the Leadville Limestone which near the town of Marble, with some help from metamorphism, turns into the Yule Marble which was used for construction of the Lincoln Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The stratified layers in the background are much older in age and were forced up with the White River Uplift. This area is near the boundary of the White River Uplift and the Eagle Basin.
|Looking west down Glenwood canyon.|
|Basalt flow from a fissure eruption at the base the Dotsero volcano.|
|The dark red to black in the center of the photo denote the cinder cone.|
|The dark rocks to the right contains both siltstone and gypsum.|
|A white chunk of gypsum lying on the surface of the road cut.|
|Looking from the gap out into the resevoir.|
|Cretaceous fossile clams are abundant in the rocks seen in the foreground of the photo above.|
|Can you see it? No it's not the lake in the bottom of the photo.|
|Tadaa! Yes, that little guy is the culprit.|
While there were quite a few more photos from this trip, I must begin studying for my final tomorrow. I do have a backlog of subjects on which to post, so you may get a second installment of Geology joy later this week, or I may just sleep for a few days.