Death Valley Buttes / Daylight Pass Area

Death Valley Buttes

These buttes are composed of Cambrian marine sedimentary rocks. They have undergone many different episodes of deformation since they were laid. As a result, there are many examples of this deformation visible along the trail to the 3017′ summit.

Slickensides neat the summit of the middle butte.
Slickensides neat the summit of the middle butte.
Cambrian conglomerates with small clasts.
Cambrian conglomerates with small clasts.
Crossbedding is visible in the darker layers within this rock.
Crossbedding is visible in the darker layers within this rock.
View westerly of the highest butte. Stovepipe Wells is in the background.
View westerly of the highest butte. Stovepipe Wells is in the background.
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