Northern Sandia Mountains
Image taken: 01/08/2006by: Adam Read
(WGS 84 or NAD 83)
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The 1420 million year old Sandia Granite is overlain by Pennsylvanian Sandia Formation (slope) and Madera Group limestone. There are also scattered esposures of Missippian rocks above the Great Unconformity, whice here represent in excess of one billion years of missing rock record.
This view was taken from the Knife Edge of the Shield, the largest cliff face in the range. The shadow shows the profile of the 45 degree Knife Edge.
Image posted: 10-17-2016
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