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Dropstones in White Rock Canyon

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Phreatomagmatic deposits with basalt dropstones in White Rock Canyon

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

Longitude: -106.175438
Latitude: 35.812504
  (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 basalt dropstones that have fallen into and indented the accumulating deposit.

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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