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Geology - Yosemite National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

Rocks. The vast majority of Yosemite is comprised of plutonic igneous rocks. Plutonic rock forms deep underground when molten rock cools and solidifies ...

http://www.nps.gov/.../geology.htm

Pre-Visit Lesson: Rocks and Minerals - National Park Service

Most rocks are made up ... is sedimentary rock. Sedimentary rocks are most common at or near ... sedimentary and igneous rocks that are buried deep in ...

http://www.nps.gov/.../Pre-visit%20Rocks%20and%20Minerals.doc

Radiolarian Ribbon Chert - National Park Service

most common in nutrient-rich ocean ... ooze eventually hardens into rock. The chert forms horizontal layers about 5 ... Basalt is the most common igneous rock on the ...

http://www.nps.gov/.../Rock%20information%20cards%20TT_small.pdf

USGS: Geological Survey Professional Paper 160 (Early ...

... Henry Gannett 38 and Douglas W. Johnson 39 regarded the hanging valleys as a characteristic ... Yosemite landscape. All igneous rocks ... igneous rock yields to ...

http://www.nps.gov/.../sec2d.htm

USGS: Geological Survey Bulletin 1191 (Glossary)

Porphyry, an igneous rock containing abundant phenocrysts set in a finer grained groundmass.

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FORMATION OF THE YELLOWSTONE CALDERA - USGS: Geological ...

... is commonly used to describe these rocks, which now make up the Yellowstone ... Abundant, though less ... they form some of the most unusual rock units in the ...

http://www.cr.nps.gov/.../sec3.htm

National Park Service: National Parks Portfolio (Devils Tower)

THE DEVILS TOWER, WYOMING. DEVILS TOWER NATIONAL MONUMENT. THIS extraordinary mass of igneous rock is one of the most conspicuous features in the Black Hills region ...

http://www.cr.nps.gov/.../portfolio11d.htm

GRAND CANYON NATURE NOTES - U.S. National Park Service ...

Second most abundant mineral is ... three most important minerals of Grand Canyon. ... of Grand Canyon among the old Archean rocks exists a ...

http://www.nps.gov/.../vol7-5c.htm

USGS: Geological Survey Professional Paper 160 (The ...

Its most abundant constituent is ... are somewhat less abundant than in the granodiorite, ... rock in the Yosemite region affords better opportunity ...

http://www.cr.nps.gov/.../appendix-sec2.htm

What is a geologic map? Part 2 - National Park Service

... and Epochs , mostly based on the fossils found in rocks. The most common division of time used ... igneous rock ) of unknown age ... shown on most geologic maps ...

http://www2.nature.nps.gov/.../gmap2.html