Grover Hot Springs July 2011


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    1. 1. Grover Hot Springs State ParkBy: Maite HuarteGeology 103<br />
    2. 2. Map of Grover Hot Springs <br />State Park<br />
    3. 3. Hot Spring<br /><ul><li>The hot springs are very well known because </li></ul>it is associated with the faulting that developed <br />when the Sierra Nevada began to rise millions of<br />years ago. Surface water courses its way <br /> through the cracks in the earth’s crust until it <br />reaches hot rock thousands of feet below; then <br />it bubbles to the surface, dissolving minerals <br />along its way. For many years before the advent <br />of modern medicine, people sought the curative<br />powers they believed existed in the springs. <br />They were sure that the springs cured a long list <br />of chronic illnesses. The reason the water turns <br />the mud green is because of the mineral deposits.<br />These mineral deposits are laid down on the <br />surface by an oxidation reaction between the <br />mineral salts in the water.<br /> <br />
    4. 4. The Many Flowers <br />of <br />Grover Hot Springs<br />State Park<br />
    5. 5. lupine<br /><ul><li>Colors: Wild lupines are generally a rich blue or </li></ul>purple, but some species produce pink, red, violet, <br />white or yellow blooms. <br /><ul><li>General Information: It grows wild in many parts</li></ul>of the world. Lupines are easily recognized, <br /> with a distinctive leaf consisting of many <br /> narrow, pointed leaflets, and a tall spike with <br /> many individual flowers around the central stem.<br /><ul><li>Other Names: Lupines are often called </li></ul> bluebonnets or Quaker bonnets because of their<br />distinctive shape. <br />
    6. 6. Yellow and Red Gaillardias<br /><ul><li>Colors:  The light brick red ray flowers are </li></ul> tipped with yellow<br /><ul><li>General Information: Yellow and Red Gaillardias </li></ul>grow wild during summer. They are Daisy-like <br />flowers in shades of yellow, bronze and scarlet <br /> with a purplish base.<br /><ul><li>Other Names: Yellow and Red Gaillardias are </li></ul>also called Blanket flowers.<br />
    7. 7. Rock Sample 1<br />
    8. 8. Granite<br />Granite is from igneous rock, it is a very hard, crystalline, and primarily <br />composed of feldspar, quartz accompanied by one or more dark <br />minerals. The term "Granite" means "grain" in Latin word "Granum" <br />because of its granular nature. Granite is the hardest building stone, <br />and granite slabs and granite tiles occupy a prominent place among <br />dimensional stones. Due to its hardness, resistance to weathering, <br />capability to take mirror polish, fascinating colors and textural <br />patterns, granite slabs and granite tiles are extremely popular.<br />
    9. 9. Rock Sample 2<br />
    10. 10. Sandstone Erosion<br />Sandstone is in the sedimentary rock group which is mostly made up of <br />tiny grains of quartz. Most sandstone is formed in oceans, lakes and <br />rivers where tiny bits of rock and dirt settle to the bottom.  <br />
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    12. 12. THE END<br />HOPE YOU ENJOYED<br />