Places of interest in the Death Valley area

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Places of interest in the Death Valley area are mostly located within Death Valley National Park in eastern California.wikipedia
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Owens Lake

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Other historic charcoal kilns in the United States include the Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns at Owens Lake, the Piedmont Charcoal Kilns in Wyoming, and the Walker Charcoal Kiln in Arizona.
They were similar to the nearby Panamint Charcoal Kilns near Death Valley.

Dune

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Due to their easy access from the road and the overall proximity of Death Valley to Hollywood, these dunes have been used to film sand dune scenes for several movies including films in the Star Wars series.
Eureka Valley Sand Dunes and Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park, California.

Lake Manly

Scientists call all manifestations of this large body of water Lake Manly.
The most prominent shoreline at about 90 m elevation is known as "Blackwelder shoreline"; even higher shorelines have been identified at Shoreline Butte.

Death Valley

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Places of interest in the Death Valley area are mostly located within Death Valley National Park in eastern California.

Death Valley National Park

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Places of interest in the Death Valley area are mostly located within Death Valley National Park in eastern California.

California

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Places of interest in the Death Valley area are mostly located within Death Valley National Park in eastern California.

Alluvial fan

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Artist's Drive rises up to the top of an alluvial fan fed by a deep canyon cut into the Black Mountains.

Redox

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These colors are caused by the oxidation of different metals (iron compounds produce red, pink and yellow, decomposition of tuff-derived mica produces green, and manganese produces purple).

Metal

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These colors are caused by the oxidation of different metals (iron compounds produce red, pink and yellow, decomposition of tuff-derived mica produces green, and manganese produces purple).

Iron

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These colors are caused by the oxidation of different metals (iron compounds produce red, pink and yellow, decomposition of tuff-derived mica produces green, and manganese produces purple).

Tuff

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These colors are caused by the oxidation of different metals (iron compounds produce red, pink and yellow, decomposition of tuff-derived mica produces green, and manganese produces purple).

Mica

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These colors are caused by the oxidation of different metals (iron compounds produce red, pink and yellow, decomposition of tuff-derived mica produces green, and manganese produces purple).

Manganese

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These colors are caused by the oxidation of different metals (iron compounds produce red, pink and yellow, decomposition of tuff-derived mica produces green, and manganese produces purple).

Volcano

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Called the Artist Drive Formation, the rock unit provides evidence for one of the Death Valley area's most violently explosive volcanic periods.

Miocene

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The Miocene-aged formation is made up of cemented gravel, playa deposits, and volcanic debris, perhaps 5,000 ft thick.

Sink (geography)

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The Miocene-aged formation is made up of cemented gravel, playa deposits, and volcanic debris, perhaps 5,000 ft thick.

Weathering

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Chemical weathering and hydrothermal alteration cause the oxidation and other chemical reactions that produce the variety of colors displayed in the Artist Drive Formation and nearby exposures of the Furnace Creek Formation.

Metasomatism

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Chemical weathering and hydrothermal alteration cause the oxidation and other chemical reactions that produce the variety of colors displayed in the Artist Drive Formation and nearby exposures of the Furnace Creek Formation.

Elevation

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The Badwater Basin is a salt flat adjacent to the Black Mountains that descends to the lowest elevation in North America at 279 ft below sea level.

North America

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The Badwater Basin is a salt flat adjacent to the Black Mountains that descends to the lowest elevation in North America at 279 ft below sea level.

Salt

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The massive expanse of white is made up of almost pure table salt.

Western Hemisphere

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The basin is the second lowest depression in the Western Hemisphere, eclipsed only by Laguna del Carbón in Argentina at -344 ft.

Laguna del Carbón

The basin is the second lowest depression in the Western Hemisphere, eclipsed only by Laguna del Carbón in Argentina at -344 ft.

Flood

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Unlike at the Devils Golf Course, significant rainstorms flood Badwater, covering the salt pan with a thin sheet of standing water.

Evaporation

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Each newly formed lake doesn't last long though, because the 1.9 in average rainfall is overwhelmed by a 150 in annual evaporation rate.