Death Valley 2006

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Wider shot showing the gray Cambrian Bonanza King limestome, left background, thrust over the Jurassic Aztec sandstone. This major thrust is one of a number of related Mesozoic compressional faults, including the Keystone thrust, that formed as subduction on the western margin of ancient North America was building the Sierra Nevada batholith.

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