Black Rocks

The Black Rocks are buttes and hoodoo formations with an interesting black color and burnt appearance


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lcarreau - Dec 18, 2007 11:00 am - Voted 10/10

What ?

Almost looks like somebody had a
fire going too close to the rocks.
Your White Domes image really shot
up the charts. Okay, I'll let you
go! I need to get some more photos
together. Best wishes, Melinda!!!


mountaingazelle - Dec 18, 2007 1:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What ?

Thanks Larry! The color of the rock isn’t from a fire or anything like that. It comes from black manganese oxide in the sandstone. In other words, it’s very dark desert varnish, which is one of the interesting features found in Southern Utah.


lcarreau - Dec 18, 2007 8:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: What ?

Okay, great beta on that one. I need
to research my southern Utah geology.
Thank you kindly, Melinda!

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