This weeks fab five comes from my old stomping grounds: the Colorado Plateau.
|Prof. Tom Morris (in the aquamarine shirt) standing atop Glass Mountain in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.
Glass Mountain is a large diapir of selenite. Selenite is a variety of gypsum (CaSO4•2H2O) in the form of glassy crystals. Glass Mountain formed as a result of groundwater flowing through the Entrada Sandstone. Some of the selenite collected from the region stand over a meter tall and 30 cm across.
|Boulder, Utah: quite possibly the greatest inside joke ever.|
|Navajo Sandstone in Little Wildhorse Canyon, San Rafael Swell, Utah|
|The Cockscomb, Teasdale, Utah|
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