Paint Mines Interpretive ParkImagine standing here in a tropical hardwood forest 55 million years ago. The forest and ancient soils were later covered by white sandstone of uplifted and later eroded Pikes Peak Granite. The sandstone is known as the Dawson Arkose Formation. Its stone and clay layers have been weathered by wind and rain to produce the badlands, breaks, gullies, and hoodoos (fanciful stone and clay spires) you see. This unique geology, possibly one of only four such areas in Colorado, has attracted visitors for thousands of years to collect stone material to make tools, mine clay for pottery and bricks, and simply enjoy.
|Placed By||El Paso County Community Services|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 11:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13S E 563269 N 4318663|
|Decimal Degrees||39.01471667, -104.26918333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 0.883', W 104° 16.151'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 0' 52.98" N, 104° 16' 9.06" W|
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