Other Interesting Geological Features

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Dendrites in the Tucson Mountains
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Quartz Crystals in Paleozoic Limestone
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Quartz Crystal on Cretaceous Limestone
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Quartz Crystals on Cretaceous Limestone
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Quartz Filled Mud Cracks from the Cretaceous Amole Arkose Tucson Mountains
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Peacock Ore Near Patagonia.
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Cat Mountain Tuff
We had this incorrectly identified as Petrified Wood
Source:Desert heat Volcanic Fire by David A. Kring
Large Caclite Crystal Near Patagonia.
Calcium Carbonate deposit on a canyon wall near Patagonia.
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Another Geode near Patagonia
A Geode near Patagonia
Often mistaken for plant fossils, these Dendrites are branching features containing manganese oxides and are found on rock surfaces and in cracks. This photo is from the Tucson Mountains.
Copper Oxide on rock face in the Tucson Mountains
Mineshaft In the Tucson Mountains
Here is a link to see our version of "How a Fossil is Formed.
Mineshaft Near Patagonia Arizona
Ore was deposited when the Purple
Diorite contacted and pushed against
Paleozoic Limestone. Here an ancient
Debris flow has been altered by heat
and pressure into varying shades of
red and yellow. The contact point is
clearly visible.
The Canelo Hills. Jurrasic age felsic to intermediate lava flows interlayered with "Exotic Blocks of Paleozoic Sediments". This view is from the dock at Parker Canyon Lake.
Safford Peak in the Tucson Mountains. A Mid Tertiary Volcanic neck. Here is a link to our version of how the Tucson mountains came to be.
A geode in the Tucson Mountains
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