Star Wars film locations @ Death Valley…:-)
Like pages in a book, these rocks tell tales of ancient times when a lake once covered this land; they also speak of violent flash floods racing down the canyon. Golden Canyon is simply formidable as you travel through an ancient, changing landscape – a fascinating showcase of the effects of water in an arid land. What existed before Death Valley?… The rocks of Golden Canyon provide concrete evidence of an older basin.
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Golden Canyon, its Red Cathedral and Artist’s palette – a paradise for geologists… 🙂
The tilted layers were nearly horizontal when they were initially deposited. Great aprons of rocky debris partially bury this majestic range in its own eroded remains. Tortured rocks have been fractured, faulted, and folded because of the dynamic tectonic activity that continues to shape this restless land… hard to believe a lake was there very long time ago! Geologists come from throughout the world to study these magnificent alluvial fans… 🙂
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N.B. Artist’s Palette & Golden Canyon are 2 of the several Star Wars film locations where R2D2 is abducted by Jawas… 🙂