Mono Lake Tufa

Mono Lake Tufa

Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve. March 2008
on Mar 23, 2008 1:23 pm
Image Type(s): Scenery
Image ID: 390368


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Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Mar 26, 2008 3:41 am - Voted 10/10

Simply Gorgeous Photo!

Such a nice contrast between the blues and the limestone "sculpture". It really stands out. Beautiful colors and all!


SoCalHiker - Mar 26, 2008 10:51 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Simply Gorgeous Photo!

Thanks. It really was an ideal day for taking pictures.


lcarreau - Apr 2, 2008 7:09 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice one, Guido ...

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


SoCalHiker - Apr 2, 2008 7:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice one, Guido ...

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

Mark Straub

Mark Straub - Apr 5, 2008 3:28 pm - Voted 10/10


This photo is excellent! Very clear, striking contrast! What a beautiful place.


SoCalHiker - Apr 5, 2008 6:20 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing!

Thanks. You should visit that area one day. It really is beautiful. Cheers.

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