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Kasha-Katuwe National Monument, New Mexico, USA
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All around the Jemez mountains, a layer of rock known as tuff erodes into fanciful cities of cones. The tuff formed from ash ejected from the Jemez volcano, which erupted explosively around 1 million years ago. Two eruptions threw 50+ cubic miles of rock into the air and belched great landslides of superheated ash down the sides of the volcano.


Towers of stone tend to form in the tuff when a harder cap rock protects the underlying layers from erosion. However, it is uncertain whether the conical shapes are due entirely to cap rock protection. It is also possible that erosion favored pre-existing vertical fractures or that the tuff was hardened by plumes of volcanic gases that passed up through the deposits from below.

The slot canyon of the national monument provides some of the best hands on experience for those curious about "tent rocks".

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Copyright: John Roberts
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送信日: 06/03/2012
更新日: 10/06/2014
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Tags: slot canyon; canyon; desert; geology; natural wonder; public lands; outdoors; nature
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