Salvation Mountain The Slabs are Slab City, three miles east of Niland, between the sultry Salton Sea and the Chocolate Mountains. Years ago the concrete slabs supported the barracks of Camp Dunlap, where General George ...
In ten minutes of walking through Ocotillo's Fossil Canyon, we found dozens of fossils and boulders of limestones, sandstones, marbles, schist, gneiss, quartz, phyllite, and gypsum.
Posted January 13, 2005
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Tom Deméré reads the Rose Canyon Fault, the Elsinore Fault, Julian Schist, Friars Road, Mission Gorge, Fossil Canyon
Rocks are for climbing, collecting, throwing, building. They're also full of information, if you can read a rock. Scientists who become fluent in rock — geologists — peruse these old, hard texts and interpret them. ...