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Mono Lake Tufa
Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve. March 2008

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Anya JingleSimply Gorgeous Photo!

Anya Jingle

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Such a nice contrast between the blues and the limestone "sculpture". It really stands out. Beautiful colors and all!
Posted Mar 26, 2008 3:41 am

SoCalHikerRe: Simply Gorgeous Photo!

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Thanks. It really was an ideal day for taking pictures.
Posted Mar 26, 2008 10:51 am

lcarreauNice one, Guido ...

lcarreau

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Tufa is another NAME for white limestone? I wonder what they mined for in that area. I guess lime is used in cement. They have a gypsum plant right outside Las Vegas. -Larry
Posted Apr 2, 2008 7:09 pm

SoCalHikerRe: Nice one, Guido ...

SoCalHiker

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Thanks. As far as I know, both tufa and limestone are essentially calcium carbonate rocks, but the way they form is different.

In Bodie northwest of Mono Lake there were profitable gold and silver mines in the late 19th century. Cheers, Guido
Posted Apr 2, 2008 7:28 pm

Mark StraubAmazing!

Mark Straub

Voted 10/10

This photo is excellent! Very clear, striking contrast! What a beautiful place.
-Mark
Posted Apr 5, 2008 3:28 pm

SoCalHikerRe: Amazing!

SoCalHiker

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Thanks. You should visit that area one day. It really is beautiful. Cheers.
Posted Apr 5, 2008 6:20 pm

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on Mar 23, 2008 1:23 pm

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