Golden Canyon
This view looking down Golden Canyon shows red and yellow interbedded strata of the Furnace Creek Formation on an unnamed hill (between Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch). The inter-tonguing beds perhaps reflect changing shoreline depositional environments (between terrestrial and lake deposits) within an ancestral intermountain basin in the mid-to-late Pliocene (about 3 million years ago) before the formation of modern Death Valley (Hunt and Mabey, 1966).
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