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Dropstones in White Rock Canyon

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Phreatomagmatic Deposits with Dropstones in White Rock Canyon

Image taken: 09/25/2010
by: Adam Read
© 2010

Longitude: -106.153852
Latitude: 35.843959
  (WGS 84 or NAD 83)

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Phreatomagmatic deposits form when a volcanic eruption interacts with groundwater. This layered air-fall deposit also has numerous dropstones that have fallen into the accumulating deposit.


Canyon on the south side of the Rio Grande opposite of the town of White Rock in White Rock Canyon.

Image posted: 12-17-2021