White river rocks

Why are these rocks so white?

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Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 14, 2007 8:57 pm - Voted 10/10

Why they're white

I took pictures at this same spot; they're posted on the Ruby Mountain page I put up recently. I think it's from calcium; the rocks feel chalky if you touch them. Anyway, it's among the prettiest streams I've ever seen.

rpace

rpace - Sep 14, 2007 9:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Why they're white

Further down the creek, the water is orange from all the iron. I guess it explains why Peru Creek and all the related gulches are mine-ridden.

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