it is associated with the faulting that developed when the Sierra Nevada began to rise millions of years ago. Surface water courses its way through the cracks in the earth’s crust until it reaches hot rock thousands of feet below; then it bubbles to the surface, dissolving minerals along its way. For many years before the advent of modern medicine, people sought the curative powers they believed existed in the springs. They were sure that the springs cured a long list of chronic illnesses. The reason the water turns the mud green is because of the mineral deposits. These mineral deposits are laid down on the surface by an oxidation reaction between the mineral salts in the water.
The Many Flowers of Grover Hot Springs State Park
Colors: Wild lupines are generally a rich blue or
purple, but some species produce pink, red, violet, white or yellow blooms.
General Information: It grows wild in many parts
of the world. Lupines are easily recognized, with a distinctive leaf consisting of many narrow, pointed leaflets, and a tall spike with many individual flowers around the central stem.
Other Names: Lupines are often called
bluebonnets or Quaker bonnets because of their distinctive shape.
Yellow and Red Gaillardias
Colors: The light brick red ray flowers are
tipped with yellow
General Information: Yellow and Red Gaillardias
grow wild during summer. They are Daisy-like flowers in shades of yellow, bronze and scarlet with a purplish base.
Other Names: Yellow and Red Gaillardias are
also called Blanket flowers.
Rock Sample 1
Granite Granite is from igneous rock, it is a very hard, crystalline, and primarily composed of feldspar, quartz accompanied by one or more dark minerals. The term "Granite" means "grain" in Latin word "Granum" because of its granular nature. Granite is the hardest building stone, and granite slabs and granite tiles occupy a prominent place among dimensional stones. Due to its hardness, resistance to weathering, capability to take mirror polish, fascinating colors and textural patterns, granite slabs and granite tiles are extremely popular.
Rock Sample 2
Sandstone Erosion Sandstone is in the sedimentary rock group which is mostly made up of tiny grains of quartz. Most sandstone is formed in oceans, lakes and rivers where tiny bits of rock and dirt settle to the bottom.