Silica Dome

Silica Dome (HM1DFY)

Location: Tampa, NV 89040 Clark County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 27.327', W 114° 30.137'

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The sandstone formations that are so prominent in the Valley of Fire are made of sand grains that are almost pure silica. This huge dome is the finest example in the area of such a deposit. The change from white to red in the base of the dome occurs where small quantities of iron in the rock produces a rust-like stain.
Placed ByValley of Fire State Park
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 9:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 723832 N 4037366
Decimal Degrees36.45545000, -114.50228333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 27.327', W 114° 30.137'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 27' 19.62" N, 114° 30' 8.22" W
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Area Code(s)702
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4201 Fire Canyon Rd, Tampa NV 89040, US
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