I went to a church today that was really close to one of my favorite new places I discovered/ was introduced to in 2011- Rock Canyon (just east of the Provo LDS temple). I decided to head up there and collect some tintic quartzite because I love that rock. It's what makes Rock Canyon so interesting and beautiful. There's a little cave up there too that is severely chemically weathered (by water) - the rock is so soft you can just flake it off by rubbing your fingers across it. Here are some pictures I took in 2011.
|Cool tintic quartzite rocks jutting out of the mountainside|
|Vertical joints (faults) in the rock (this rock bed used to be horizontal layered sediments and has now been tilted slightly more than 90 degrees). Limestone I believe.|
|Tintic quartzite in cave, and I think the black is an organic growth (lichens maybe?)|
|Crumbling rock in weathered cave|
|Rock canyon with a dusting of snow and the Provo LDS temple in the foreground|
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