Landsat photograph (NASA ERTS E-2724-16394 composite false-color
image) of January 15th, 1977 showing the Salt Flat graben and
surrounding areas. The surface of the salt flats are white due
to gypsum and halite precipitation on the dry playa lake
surfaces. These salts are derived from dissolution of
evaporites in nearby Permian rocks.

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