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Grover Hot Springs July 2011



My trip To Grover Hot Springs For my Geology Class.

My trip To Grover Hot Springs For my Geology Class.



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Grover Hot Springs July 2011 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Grover Hot Springs State ParkBy: Maite HuarteGeology 103
  • 2. Map of Grover Hot Springs
    State Park
  • 3. Hot Spring
    • The hot springs are very well known because
    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.
  • 4. The Many Flowers
    Grover Hot Springs
    State Park
  • 5. lupine
    • 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.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. Rock Sample 1
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. Rock Sample 2
  • 10. 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.  
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  • 12. THE END