Hello Friends and LVDP viewers! We apologize for the great delay in a post! With the days being shortened, leaving town for the holidays, and both Christy and I being working women we have found it hard to take some picts! Our friend Dave also a local Las Vegan, has offered to help get some posts up! Thanks Dave!
This photo is of an abandoned mine shaft near Anniversary Narrows at Lake Mead. They used to mine for Borox and Calcite along with other minerals around this area. Note the how the layers of the earth are almost perpendicular to the ground! That is caused by major faulting in the area. The area around the shaft is mostly clay, but there are igneous intrusions (Where lava flowed up into cracks in the earth) and deposited calcite veins all through the hill. -Dave