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Near Overton in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Silica Dome

 
 
Silica Dome Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 21, 2009
1. Silica Dome Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected by Valley of Fire State Park.
 
Location. 36° 27.327′ N, 114° 30.137′ W. Marker is near Overton, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from Fire Canyon Road 0.8 miles west of White Domes Road (Mouse's Tank Road). Click for map. Marker is located in Valley of Fire State Park at the end of Fire Canyon Road. Marker is in this post office area: Overton NV 89040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Valley of Fire (approx. 1.9 miles away); Nevada’s First State Park (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Cabins (approx. 2.1 miles away); Valley of Fire Behind the Camera (approx. 2.5 miles away); In Memory of Sergeant John J. Clark (approx. 2.9 miles away); Arrowhead Trail (approx. 3 miles away); Atlatl Rock (approx. 3.5 miles away); Beehives (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Overton.
 
Also see . . .
Silica Dome image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 21, 2009
2. Silica Dome
 Valley of Fire State Park. Official website of Nevada State Parks. (Submitted on March 16, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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