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Starr Springs, Henry Mountains, Utah, USA

The Henry Mountains of southeastern Utah are a sight to see with their pale gray igneous peaks rising above skirts of red sandstone that flank their sides.  Between 20 to 30 million years ago magma rose from below to push through the Triassic and Jurassic sandstone and to dome the overlying Cretaceous rocks.  Later erosion of the Cretaceous rock exposed the long-cooled magma, now an igneous rock known as diorite porphyry.

In this picture taken above Starr Springs, Mount Hillers and Mount Pennell rise into the storm clouds to the north while Mount Holmes and Mount Ellsworth are similarly lost in the clouds to the south.  Some sun reflects off the pale sandstone around the Bullfrog Marina of Lake Powell to the southwest.

Copyright: John Roberts
Typ: Spherical
Upplösning: 17136x8568
Taken: 24/04/2011
Uppladdad: 02/05/2011
Uppdaterad: 10/03/2015


Tags: desert; wilderness; outdoors; mountains; geology
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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