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White Rocks Formation, Cedar Mountain Wilderness, Skull Valley, Utah, USA
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The White Rocks feature is plutonic rock, formed from an intrusion of magma that solidified beneath the sedimentary rock of Utah some 40 million years ago.  Erosion of the sedimentary layers over millions of years exposed the harder gray granite to the surface.  In bright sun, the rock looks almost white at a distance.  Up close and in the shade, it takes on a darker gray color.  Lichen covers much of the surface in shades of red and orange.  In the fall, the dry grasses of the surrounding valley shine golden in the slanting light.

Copyright: John Roberts
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 17240x8620
Taken: 06/11/2010
Uploaded: 12/11/2010
Updated: 10/06/2014
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Tags: geology; wilderness; nature; desert; fall
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Utah is a state located in the westcentral region of the United States of America.  Utah is the 13th largest state by area, ranks 34th by population and 10th by population density of the 50 United States.  Utah was the 45th state to be admitted into the Union, on January 4, 1896. Utah is landlocked, being bordered by the states of Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Nevada on the west, Colorado on the east and Arizona to the south.  Utah is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman.  The state population is about 2.82M with 95% being Caucasian, 2.4% Asian, 1.7% Native American and 1.3% Black. The state capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.Source: wikipedia