Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Geo 730: Feb. 5, Day 401: Wave Goodbye

Actually, I was probably trying to block the glare from the sun as I peered up at the open pits shown in yesterday's photo, judging from the apparent direction of my gaze. This is an interesting spot, unique in the US, which is probably little-known, and certainly not well remembered. While visitors can't get a very good sense of the now-defunct nickle mine, they can find the occasional souvenir from that operation in the form of a pretty green nickle mineraloid. And the peridotite is as nice and fresh as any I've seen anywhere, including labs. It's a quick and easy stop off I-5 in southern Oregon, and I recommend it.

Photo by Dana Hunter, unmodified. May 9, 2013. FlashEarth Location.

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