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Devil's Playground, Box Elder County, Utah, USA

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There isn't much in the way of non-technical discussion of the origin of the Devil's Playground. The viewer can refer to the Utah Geological Survey's page here: http://geology.utah.gov/surveynotes/geosights/devils_playground.htm

During the Eocene, approximately 38 million years ago, large masses of magma rose up below the crust in southwestern Idaho, northwestern Utah and northeastern Nevada, possibly in connection with mountain building going on further north and east. The vast underlying fields of magma forced their way into the overlying ancient sedimentary layers and cooled to form plutons of granitic rock.

Later, Basin and Range lifting lifted everything, plutons and sedimentary rock, to form mountains and valleys. Here, the Grouse Creek mountains formed approximately 13 million years ago. Erosion has since removed the old sedimentary rock and exposed the granite plutons to the surface.

From my layman's perspective, this particular granite seems to erode quickly, forming lots of amazing forms. I could easily break the edges of rocks with my fingers.

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This panorama was taken in Utah

This is an overview of Utah

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.

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