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Glossary of Terms & Definitions
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Arch

An erosional remnant in sedimentary rock, in a stable, arch-shape, rising above the basic rock layers, as opposed to a "Natural Bridge".


Arch Rock - Valley of Fire

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White Tank Arch

Camping and photo tour of geologic formations in the Arch Rock area of Joshua Tree National Park.

Introduction to the Arch Rock Geology tour

Geology tour of White Tank Arch Rock in Joshua Tree National Park.

The White Tank Arch

The Arch. Geological processes have created the arch over time. But in a geological framework, its existance is only for a moment and not a final product.

Arch Rock - Valley of Fire Nevada State Park

Pictures of arch rock in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

Natural Features and Formations

Arches are arch-shaped landforms produced by weathering and differential erosion. Natural bridges are a naturally created arch formation resembling a bridge.

White Tank/Arch Campground

Photo tour of White Tank Natural Arch - joshua tree national park, mojave desert.

Echo Canyon/Arches

The geology of Echo Canyon/Arches, Furnace Creek Wash, Death Valley regional field guide.

Zion Geologic Formations - Freestanding Arches

Included in this geologic grandeur are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of freestanding arches of all shapes and sizes. Finding arches in Zion is part of an ever ...

Natural Arches - Devil's Punchbowl

Photo tour of Natural Arches in the Devil's Punchbowl.

Alabama Hills

Photographers come from all over the country to photograph this amazing view, and the Alabama Hills Arch is a bonus. Whether you are here for the Sierra ...

Dikes/Intrusions

Geology > Joshua Tree > Nature Trail > Arch Rock. Intrusions. This blocky line of light colored rock is called an intrusion. It juts out from the surrounding rock ...

Rock Formations - Mojave Desert

Natural Arches. Photos of some of the arches in the Devil's Punchbowl ... Geological processes have created the arch over time. But in a geological framework, ...

Points of interest in Joshua Tree National Park

360 Photos. Desert Queen Ranch Hidden Valley Jumbo Rock Cap Rock Lost Horse Valley White Tank Arch. Aerial Photos. Aerial photos of many of ...

Formation of Granite

Geology > Joshua Tree > Nature Trail > Arch Rock. The Formation of Granite. This type of rock is called White Tank Granite. It is an igneous rock which formed ...
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