Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Dead Horse Point

Dead Horse Point
By: Tania Tolbert
On the last day of our trip we stopped at Dead Horse Point. This lookout is located at the end of a thin peninsula that overlooks many neat things. We learned and observed what entrenched meanders looked like and how they formed. The river in the picture above is the Colorado River and is responsible for creating and cutting the entrenched meanders. We also were able to see the evaporation ponds of a potash mine. This mine is located in the Paradox Formation and creates potassium chloride evaporites. These evaporites are used a crop fertilizers. 
Behind me is an anticline (not very visible) and in the distance are the La Sal Mountains

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